4: Joan Hellenthal

Painting & Pastels Location: 4177 Smith Grade

“Lupine & Clover Field”

I studied on the East Coast in the Abstract Expressionist style of painting and graduated from Brown University with a degree in Fine Art. Subsequently I received my Masters degree in Fine Art from San Jose State University. My work has been included in several galleries in the Bay Area and is in numerous corporate and private collections. I have participated in Open Studios since its inception and teach classes at the Santa Cruz Art League.

“Heather Fields”

“Madrone Trees”

Imagery has become part of my work as well as abstraction, and I am interested in the synthesis of the two. I have been inspired by my visits to Italy and the Mediterranean, and by the beauty of the California landscape.

 

Painting in both oil and pastel, I often do studies en plein air and work from visual memory in the studio. My painting is characterized by shimmering light, expressive color, and loose, energetic marks. I hope to evoke a time of day, season, and poetry of place.

Web site: joanh.fineartstudioonline.com

2017 Exhibitions:

  • FIRST FRIDAY ART TOUR: Gallery 125, Tannery Arts Center, Santa Cruz, CA
  • TAKE AWAYS: ART TO GO: Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery, Watsonville, CA

2016 Exhibitions:

  • GALLERY ARTIST, Los Gatos Museums Gallery, Los Gatos, CA
  • FIRST FRIDAY ART TOUR: Buttercup Cakes, Santa Cruz, CA
  • FIRST FRIDAY ART TOUR: Fish Princess, Santa Cruz, CA
  • FEATURED ARTIST: Felton Library, Felton, CA
  • 86th ANNUAL LAND & SEA EXHIBIT: Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA
  • TAKE AWAYS: ART TO GO: Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery, Watsonville, CA

2015 Exhibitions:

  • FIRST FRIDAY ART TOUR: The Artisans Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
  • EXHIBITING ARTIST: Los Gatos Museums Gallery, Los Gatos, CA
  • COASTAL SPIRITS: Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA

2014 Exhibitions:

  • FIRST FRIDAY ART TOUR: Stripe, Santa Cruz, CA

2013 Exhibitions:

  • 83rd ANNUAL STATEWIDE EXHIBIT: INCREDIBLE PLACES, Santa Cruz Art League
  • MEMBERS’ EXHIBIT: Davenport Gallery, Davenport, CA

2012 Exhibitions:

  • EARTH & SKY: Davenport Gallery, Davenport, CA
  • 82nd ANNUAL STATEWIDE EXHIBIT: COLOR & LIGHT, Santa Cruz Art League

2011 Exhibitions:

  • SMALL WONDERS, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA
  • INTO THE WOODS, Santa Cruz County Bank Arts Collaborative, Santa Cruz, CA
  • TASTY: ARTISTS PLAYING WITH FOOD, Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA
  • LANDSCAPES, Davenport Gallery, Davenport, CA
  • ART IN THE GARDEN, Wisteria, Soquel, CA
  • STARS, Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, CA
  • OPEN STUDIOS, Santa Cruz, CA

2010 Exhibitions:

  • LOS PAJAROS:  Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery, Watsonville, CA
  • NATURES TREASURES: Contemporary Landscape Painters of California:
  • 80th ANNUAL STATEWIDE EXHIBIT: Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA
  • INDIAN SUMMER: Davenport Gallery, Davenport, CA
  • LOCAL ESSENCE: Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA