Joan Drew

Joan is a native Vermonter with a lifelong appreciation for small town community life and the natural settings that come with living in New England. She divides her creative time between Maine and Vermont, and her love and appreciation of these settings is depicted in her watercolor scenes. Joan is known for her vivid use of transparent watercolor, especially evident in her paintings of autumn leaves, lighthouses, and Vermont scenes.

Joan studied oil painting in Tacoma, Washington and graphic art at The Community College of Vermont. Joan is passionate about watercolor. Her primary education in this medium has been through workshops and disciplined practice. She has studied widely with contemporary artists including Tony Couch, Skip Lawrence, Tom Lynch, Eric Weigardt, Robert Burridge, Jeannie Carbonetti, Peter Huntoon, Robert J. O’Brien, and Mary Alice Braukman.

Joan is a signature member of the Vermont Watercolor Society. She is an active member of of the Guild Display Committee and shows her work here and at the Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Center in Burlington,VT. Joan has taught private & group lessons, adult classes at Frog Hollow, and student watercolor lessons through the “SOAR” after school arts enrichment program.