Celebrating Over Fifty Years of Fine Art
Joan Dunkle is an accomplished painter, demonstrator, instructor, and juror for over fifty years. Honored by "Who's Who in American Art" and "Who's Who in the East", her paintings have won numerous awards and her work has been sought after by art collectors nationally. She has been published in a number of publications.
Joan is noted for her specialized unique "custom" commissioned paintings using the clients memorabiliaand based on the clients specific colors. These paintings creat an unusual personal focal point in a room. She states that the work must stand as a painting first and then the surprise elements of memorabilia are seen on closer examination.
Joan is a member of a number of galleries notably, the Barn Gallery Ogunqiut, Maine, Art East, North Hampton New Hampshire, Copley Society, Boston, Massachusetts. Gallery On Fifth, owner and artist Naples Florida, Sweet Art, Naples Florida.
Her work has been curated into museum shows including The Currier Museum Manchester, New Hampshire, Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, Massachusetts. The Founders Show, Von Liebig Art Center, and Incognito, Naples Museum of Art at the Philharmonic Center (Naples, Florida). She has been featured several times for the Naples Studio Tour sponsored by the Friends of Art , Naples Museum of Art.
Her work has been published in " Painters Wild Workshop" by Lynn Leon Loscutoff, "Basic Watercolor Techniques" by Judith Reed Campbell, and Magazine Naples Illustrated, Gulf Shore Life, Naples Daily News,
She is a juried member as well as past board member of the New England Watercolor Society, Allied Artists of America, and the Ogunquit Art Association. Her work has been exhibited, in part, at the American Watercolor Society, Allied Artists of America, Midwest Watercolor Society, and the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia show in Golden Colorado.
"The art of Joan Osborn-Dunkle is intuitive and concerned with the magic of transformation. The artist is never shy about asking "What if" in her work and the results are held in suspension until the viewer exclaims "Aha!".
"Joan Osborn-Dunkle's paintings and sculptures of found objects create a connection between the material world and the artist's personal experiences. Always evident in her work is the element of mystery. Like a good book, Joan's paintings encourage the viewer to explore and decipher the meaning of the work and to participate in the creative process by being the end spectator that completes the work.
Using the entire arsenal of painterly ammunitation, Osborn-Dunkle fills the canvas with a sense of movement and flux to build her paintings and sculptures alike. Never limiting, the artwork of this exceptional artist is an exploration in the two and three dimensional nature of surfaces"
Susan Sokol, Naples FL.
Visit her new studio in Mountain View, California
282 Carmelita Drive
Mountain View, CA 94040
Please call: 239-595-8590