I am a fine artist. The genres I paint are American and European landscapes, water scenes, florals, and wildlife. The mediums I work in are acrylics, oils and watercolor. I have written and illustrated art instruction books, and starred in an art instruction DVD. Several companies have licensed my work for numerous products.
Museum shows include the San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Natural History Museum, and the Bonita Museum and Cultural Center.
Currently, I am teaching acrylic painting workshops for the Grumbacher Company at Michaels stores in San Diego County. I jury art shows, give painting demonstrations, and exhibit my work in galleries and juried shows.
My work is available as original paintings, limited edition giclée prints, and open edition prints. My work is collected by corporations, hospitals, and individuals throughout the world. Please link to: www.joanhansenart.com to visit my online art gallery.
Joan Hansen 1633 Quailsprings Cour t Chula Vista, CA 91913 Cell: (619) 227.2385 Email: email@example.com Web Site: www.joanhansenart.com
ARTIST ● ILLUSTRATOR ● AUTHOR ● EDUCATOR ● LICENSOR ● JUROR Artist with extensive experience in creating and marketing original paintings and other art products, producing commissioned paintings for clients, illustrating and writing art instruction books, teaching art to students from kindergarten through seniors, and publishing an award-winning website.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Artist/Owner, Creative Art and Design Studio, 1986—Present Creator, Publisher and Retail Merchandiser Original paintings, limited edition giclée prints, posters, and other art products
Author and Illustrator Florals, and Floral Scenes, art instruction books published by Walter Foster Books Getting Started in Watercolor, an award-winning art instruction DVD
Contributing Artist Florals & Botanicals, Landscapes, Acrylic Painting, Watercolor, Color Made Easy, art instruction books published by Walter Foster Books
Painting Great Pictures from Photographs, an art instruction book published by Quarto Publishing, London, England Splash III, and Splash IV, art books published by North Light Books Featured artist in several magazines Instructor and Art Consultant Grumbacher Instructor at Michaels Stores, 2010—Present Six-week classes, weekend workshops, demonstrations, 1988—Present Berry Elementary School (taught 843 students), 1998; and Mendoza Elementary School (taught 1,200 students), 2000 College for Kids, Southwestern College, summers 1991, 1993, 1994
Licensor Negotiated contracts with and licensed art to publishers and manufacturers for various products Produced an award-winning website
ART COMMISSIONS Murals Alvarado Parkway Institute Grossmont Shopping Center Numerous paintings for corporations and private individuals
DESIGN TEAM EXPERIENCE Four original paintings for the lobby of Grossmont Medical Center Building 3 in La Mesa, CA, consulting with Don Fay, Owner of Don Fay Design, Commercial & Residential Design 23 limited edition giclée prints for the public hallways of the five-story Grossmont Medical Center Building 3 in La Mesa, CA, consulting with Don Fay, Owner of Don Fay Design, Commercial & Residential Design Three murals for Grossmont Shopping Center, working with a four-artist design team
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: MUSEUMS San Diego Art Museum, All Member Show, San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, August 11—September 14, 2007 Bonita Museum and Cultural Center, Invitational Art Exhibit, February 27—April 28, 2010; June 16—July 3, 2006 Museum of Natural History, three exhibits, from November 26—December 21, 2005
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS Scripps Memorial Hospital, April 8—July 8, 2010 Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor and Interpretive Center, June 13—July 8, 2009 Rosemary Lane Galleria, South Chula Vista Library, December 1, 2008—January 8, 2009 Curator’s and Director’s Club Night, San Diego Zoological Society of San Diego, June 5, 2002
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: JURIED ART EXHIBITS St. Clair Gallery La Jolla Festival of the Arts and Food Faire Scottsdale Celebration of Fine Art The 15th Annual Celebration for Critters, San Diego Zoo, Solo Invited Artist Top 100, October West Wildlife & Western Art Show Beverly Hills Affaire in the Garden San Diego, Tijuana Yokohama Art Exchange
JUROR OF ART EXHIBITS: SELECTED EXHIBITS Chula Vista Art Guild, 2011, 2006 Clairemont Art Guild, 2006 Temecula Valley Art League, 2005 Cal-Diego Paralyzed Veterans Association, 2003 Sun City Arts and Craft Guild, 2001 Temecula Valley Art League, 2001
AWARDS Honorable Mentions, San Diego County Fair, for paintings Cowabunga Dude!, and Exquisite Bouquets, 2011 Award of Excellence for Best Art Product, Craft and Hobby Assoc, for video Getting Started in Watercolor, 2006 Del Mar Award, San Diego County Fair, for painting Luminous Surf (cash award), 1992 ZooNooz Award from San Diego Zoo, for painting Celebrate the Colors of the Wild, 1991 Finalist, The Directory of Illustration and Design’s 2000 competition; invited to participate in RSVP’s 2001 exhibition at The Society of Illustrators’ Main Gallery in New York City with painting Serenity National Arts Program, sponsored by the Leonard W. E. Andrews Foundation of Philadelphia, for the painting Calla Lilies and Lilacs (cash award), in the ‘90s
EDUCATION Associate in Arts Degree, with Honors, Southwestern College University of California, San Diego, children’s book illustration class University of Wisconsin-Superior, classes University of Minnesota-Duluth, classes Alexander School of Art, classes Southwestern College, marketing classes Business and art seminars Painting seminars with master artists
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild Coronado Art Association LinkedIn Groups: St. Clair Gallery San Diego Business Visual Artists and their Advocates 619‐227‐2385