Joni Parker-Roach, Groton, MA
Joni Parker-Roach writes: I am a 'life-long' artist both self-taught and formally trained. I grew up and went to college in Massachusetts and have lived in Southern California and the South of France before returning and settling in the center of Groton, MA. The landscapes of all these inspiring places give me plenty of grand subjects for my pastel paintings. Color, shadows and light are magical to paint with the layers of pastels on sanded paper. I tend to paint in a very detailed manner with my watercolor florals and still-lifes but my pastel landscapes allow me to be more loose, 'suggestive' and impressionistic. Playing with all those vibrant colors fills my artistic soul.
Images: (clockwise from upper left)
View from The General Field
View from the Top of Gibbet Hill
View from the Top of Indian Hill
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