Joanne Lavender


From my earliest memories I have had a continual connection to the beauty and serenity of Nature.  When I came to Colorado the Western landscapes spoke to me as a person and an artist.  I have worked to represent the open spaces with simple abstract shapes and values.  I observe the landscape then compose my representation of it."

Originally from Virginia, Joanne studied and worked in graphic design in the San Francisco Bay Area before 'coming home' to Colorado.

In Colorado she began to transition into fine arts.  For several years she focused on drawing then began color theory, and painting in oils.

Joanne is known for her strong abstract shapes leading the viewer into a unique view of the Western landscape.

Joanne's work has been selected for the National Shows of The Oil Painters of America and The American Impressionist Society.
Joanne's paintings are in collections throughout the United States as well as the UK and Switzerland.