Joan Hansen
, United States
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Contact details
Tel: 619 227-2385 Fax: 619 421-3076
Brief Summary

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: to visit my online art gallery.



Rady Children's Hospital

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

Grossmont Land Company

Walter Foster Publishing Company

Aesthetics, Inc.

Skinit, Inc.


Professional Experience

Joan Hansen
1633 Quailsprings Cour
t Chula Vista, CA 91913
Cell: (619) 227.2385
Email: [email protected]
Web Site:

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.

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

Negotiated contracts with and licensed art to publishers and manufacturers for various products
Produced an award-winning website

Alvarado Parkway Institute
 Grossmont Shopping Center
Numerous paintings for corporations and private individuals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild
Coronado Art Association
LinkedIn Groups:
St. Clair Gallery
San Diego Business
Visual Artists and their Advocates



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