Gallery Eleven’s Featured Artist for ArtWalk Thursday, Aug. 20 is JoeAnn Crawford, an award winning West Virginia artist who is included in several state, national and corporate collections.
She is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She has served on boards of state art associations and as a chair for Allied Artists juried shows.
“My father encouraged my dream by teaching me to observe the beauty of nature and to appreciate all the gifts which I had been given,” Crawford said. “He taught me how to respect and love nature by showing me newly formed buds of a leaf or how the sunlight dappled the ground,”
In her art, she enjoys depicting West Virginia’s natural scenic beauty. For this exhibit, she has chosen some vivid floral watercolors.