Artist of the Week 45
JoAnn Ballinger is a leading pastel artist of the Connecticut impressionist movement centered around Old Lyme and Norwich. Known for her gentle pastel renderings of children, seascapes and animals, JoAnn has a gift for capturing fleeting moments in time. With rich color, she achieves an exquisite balance of light and shadow that bring her subjects to life in a manner all her own.
Ballinger’s love of light and color and her unique perspective of life are evident in her work. Her rich purples and deep blues combined with the exquisite balance between shadows and light bring to life a child playing at the beach or the tides of the sea.
“I paint scenes that open my heart with the light and sound. I hope because of that, love will flow into my paintings and be recognized by others.”
Ballinger was educated at the Norwich Art School at the Norwich Free Academy. She is an award-winning member of the Pastel Society of America and has been featured in local and national magazines. JoAnn is also a Signature Member of The American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) and her work is in corporate and private collections around the world.
JoAnn teaches at the Lyme Art Association. She continues to contribute greatly to the art scene through her demonstrations and classes in Connecticut and New England, where she resides. JoAnn exhibits in the Meridian Gallery (Nantucket, MA), The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum (Mystic, CT), the Sylvan Gallery (Wiscasset, ME) and with Lily pad Gallery (Milwaukee, WI, and Watch Hill, RI).
Contact Lily Pad Gallery West for information on pricing and to view additional works by JoAnn Ballinger.