About the Artist



JoAnn Pippin has been enthusiastically painting watercolors for over 20 years, with major inspiration coming from cruising in a sailboat from Maine to Key West and camping in national parks across the country.  She also loves the woodlands, gardens, and shores of the Carolinas and New England.

Her primary studies were at the Art League School in Alexandria, VA, but she has also attended workshops with many nationally acclaimed artists.  Her landscapes and close-ups of nature have appeared in galleries and juried art shows in Tennessee, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Maine, California, New Mexico, and Colorado.  Two of her works have been accepted by the National Watercolor Society for Annual All Member Exhibits.

She loves to display her paintings and tell stories about the subjects as well as the techniques she used as she painted them.  She also loves to share her skill with others who want to paint, so she teaches classes for new and experienced watercolorists at the Watauga Arts Council, High Country Lifelong Learners in Boone, NC., Schoodic Education Adventure program at Acadia National Park, and the El Morro National Monument volunteer artist program.

She is a member of the National Watercolor Society and the Watauga County Arts Council, and serves as co-chairman of the western region of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, and webmaster for the the High Country Watermedia Society.

For more about the artist, link to the article "Adventurer and Talented Artist" in the August, 2014, ALL ABOUT WOMEN and go to page 18.

Below is video of an interview on JoAnn while she was exhibiting her art at Morganton City Hall.