Renown local artist Joanne Massey of Evansville has a new art exhibition opening at the University of Evansville that started on October 1, 2020. The show is located in the Melvin Petersen Gallery at 1935 Lincoln Ave.
There are 42 pieces in the show, which include paintings, pottery, and other new works combining clay and paint
Joanne is also an artist in residence on the UE campus will teach a student workshop and give a presentation on her work and processes.
Joanne is a realist painter from Evansville who has become known for illuminating the delicate details in her lush florals. Her art has been said to have a meditative and reflective effect on the viewer. Many of her signature floral paintings are featured in the permanent collection of Deaconess Gateway Hospital on the 4th and 5th floors. More of her work is in the downtown Deaconess hospital and at the Communities of Solarbron. Joanne’s art is also in many private collections.
Joanne Scott Massey has been able to fulfill her lifelong passion for creating artwork and mentoring others who share these passions.
A graduate of the University of Southern Indiana in Fine Art, Joanne began to pursue her love for art at a young age. In fact, she grew up in a family of artists. “It’s been a lifelong interest. My sister, mother, and grandmother were all artists,” Joanne
On her website at joannemasseyfineart.com, Joanne showcases her artwork. Most of her paintings could be considered realism in style and done in acrylic painting. She loves painting flowers and landscapes. Joanne also enjoys working with clay.
Much of her pottery work is also on her website. Some of her pottery work includes making a resemblance of a sunflower, a koi pond, and floral bowls.
As for Joanne’s influences, the one artist she referenced is the renowned Georgia O’Keefe, who was also known for large flower paintings. However, she said she gains inspiration from many of her friends who are also artists.
Joanne Massey also teaches art classes at Angel Mounds in Newburgh. She teaches classes at all levels. ” It is so rewarding to see someone learn to paint while their enjoyment and growth evolve! I think everyone has an artist inside of them. All you need is desire, and a good coach,” Massey says.
Joanne has many of her paintings in private and public collections, including many paintings in the Deaconess Hospital collection.
Joanne also sells her artwork. If you’re interested in buying a Joanne Massey original, feel free to visit her website. You can also purchase her artwork locally by visiting the Rumjahn Gallery, Basket cases, and the aforementioned Angel Mounds