|Joan Teed - Acrylics
Website: www.JoanTeedArt.com Website Link
|A Midsummer Night's Dream
|Jar Full of Spring
|My entire life has revolved around art. I discovered art at the age of four,
when I realized this was way more than just “staying inside the lines”. In high
school I took four years of art classes, back in the days when art was taught
seriously in schools. It was my major in college and my career for eighteen
years when I worked at the JSC Space Center/NASA in Houston, Texas as a
technical/graphic artist. After I left my job at NASA I studied painting at The Art
League of Houston School of Art for three years. Since moving to Gig Harbor
in 2001 I have continued to paint and take workshops with noted artists.
In 2006 my husband and I took a three and a half year sabbatical aboard our
sailboat, sailing to and living in the Mediterranean. During that time I took
thousands of photographs and painted as much as possible.
We returned to our home in Gig Harbor in December 2009. I am now painting
landscapes and scenes based on my photographs, and have enough material
and inspiration to keep me busy for a very, very long time. I am also having a
lot of fun painting pet portraits. I am very comfortable using oils, acrylics,
pastel and oil pastel.
I am currently privileged to be painting with a noted and amazing artist, William
Turner. His work is so expressive, so soulful and so captivating, I already
have seen the results of his influence on my painting. We call it being
While art may be my favorite obsession, I’m constantly pulled in other
directions as well; I love to cook, and love all the accouterments that go along
with it, restaurants, the blogs, recipes, cook books, the gadgets. Back in the
1980‘s I was seriously considering attending the CIA (Culinary Institute of
America) in upstate New York, when I lived in the area; Interior design... I
could spend hours, (days!) designing and decorating; Fashion design is also
a serious distraction, I have been dreaming and scheming of designing a
children's clothing line for years.
Where will all this lead? I have no idea...but I am enjoying the process!
|Take me Home
|In addition to my travel themed work I also love to paint animals and am currently accepting commissions for pet portraiture.
|Waiting for Daddy
|Let her Sleep