Joann Ballinger is known for her gentle pastel renditions of children, seascapes and animals. Her 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 a sea.
Joann is an award winning Signature Member of The Pastel Society of America and has been featured in both national and local magazines. She 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 exhibits in the Meridian Gallery in Nantucket, MA; Lily Pad Gallery in Watch Hill, RI; The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT; and the Sylvan Gallery in Clinton, CT.
“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.”