Please help us welcome Guest Artist Joanna Pool and her “Life by the River” works at a Wine & Cheese Reception at Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC at 11 Centre Street, Bath, on Friday, July 5, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Her work will be shown until August 23.
Joanna’s work in this show is her series Life by the River which she created midway into 2016 and into the summer of 2017. She says “During this period of time I was in treatment for cancer…surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Making art, connecting with the aliveness in nature gave my painting practice a sense of deep meaning and urgency. The experience of the changing seasons, weather, the Bath Bridge in particular, plant life surviving the harsh weather and once again showing up in the garden, the moving river, trees, flowers and rocks appeared in some manner in my work.”
“As my current mentor Nancy Hillis, an artist from California, states and I paraphrase “the life of an artist and the art of life entwine.” When we step on this path with our fears and doubts and our courage we can say we are living the Hero’s or Heroine’s journey.”
Joanna Pool M.A. CPC lives in Bath where she maintains a private practice as a Certified Professional Life coach while living her lifelong passion for study and painting. Over the last 40 years, she has had the privilege of studying with a number of artists such as Roy Levin at Vermont College, Adriana Diaz and M.C. Richards at The Institute for Creation Centered Spirituality in California, classes at the Farnsworth with Anne Aveliotis Rowe, Shawn McNiff at Interface in Cambridge, and many others at MECA and USM.
Her work can be found in private collections in Maine, Maryland, Delaware and California.
Gallery is open during July and August Monday through Saturday from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC is an artist-owned business open year-round.