Joan Hansen  

Joan HansenWhether using watercolor, oil or acrylic, Hansen paints with passion, and an eye for color. The award-winning vibrant paintings of landscape, wildlife, seascape, and floral themes express her love of color and nature. Through her business, Creative Art and Design Studio, Hansen teaches art classes and workshops, gives painting demonstrations, and juries art shows. Her work is exhibited in galleries, corporate art shows and festivals, and is included in private and corporate collections throughout the world.

Hansen has written and illustrated an art instruction book, Painting Floral Scenes in Watercolor, published by Walter Foster Books. She is featured in Splash 3 and Splash 4, books which review the work of America's best contemporary watercolorists. Hansen's work has also been featured in catalogs and magazines, including Dick Blick, Watercolor '94, Zoo News, North Light, Artists of southern California II, and Decorating & Style. Her work has been licensed for fine art prints, a calendar, a watercolor painting kit, greeting cards, puzzles, and a line of artwear.

Hansen's art career began while working as an administrative secretary at the University of Wisconsin- Superior. Hansen took her first drawing class in 1975. "I'm living proof that you don't have to be born an artist. I feel very strongly that a person can do whatever she or he desires to do," says Hansen. After moving to Bonita, California, she received an Associate Degree in Art at Southwestern College.

For information on collecting original paintings, limited edition Giclée prints, open edition prints, or commission work call 619.421.6309

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