"Observing the beauty and patterns in our world and sharing my personal vision through the use of color and pattern is a continuing theme in my work. A personal search continues to see beyond the obvious and to abstract the essence of nature's ever changing drama. My challenge is not to tame the free spirit of watercolor but to use it as an energizing force in my creative expression."
Joan McKasson is a nationally recognized watercolor painter, juror and an enthusiastic, inspirational instructor of creative watercolor and watermedia workshops. Her paintings find their base in the reaction to free-flowing pigments and the abstract patterns created in this approach. She teaches workshops throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Joan McKasson received her B.A. from San Diego State University and continued her watercolor training through workshops and seminars. McKasson is a signature member of Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society, San Diego Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies and an elected member of the San Diego Artists Guild. An award winning artist, she has exhibited in national and international exhibitions including the American Watercolor Society, Rocky Mountain National, San Diego Watercolor Society International, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies and Watercolor West.
Her paintings are included in Finding Your Visual Voice, The Best of Watercolor 2, Best of Flower Painting 2, The Artistic Touch 1, 2 & 3, Basic Flower Painting and The New Spirit of Watercolor. The Artist's Magazine May 2002 article, "A Flowering of Talent" featured her free-flowing improvisational approach to painting. McKasson's article in the September 2005 issue of the American Artist Magazine, "Think in Black and White. Paint in Color" describes her painting process.
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