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Johanne M. Beerbaum
Primarily self-taught with key workshops by artists including Claudia Post-Freitas, Robert Zappolarti, Paul Leveille, Will McCarthy and David Dunlop, and Frank Covino. Johanne has been drawing and painting all of her life. Striving to improve her craft, she’s been working in Pastel, Colored Pencil, Oils and Oil paint Sticks. Many art reference books have come into play to round out and improve technique. Many classically trained artists in groups she has joined have been gracious enough to be helpful in nurturing the quest for improvement.
Within the past 5 years there have been 2 first place awards from SACA, several first place awards from the Berlin Fair and a Best in Show for Art at the fair, a second and third place award from the Bethlehem Fair for pastel and oil, and several first, second and third place awards from the Cheshire Grange for photography, oil and pastel.
For the most part original photos are used for portraits and landscapes to get the feel of the subject’s personality. Some commissions have been done posthumously of loved ones and pets. She has also done colored portraits from old black and white or sepia photos. Over the years many commissions have been done of children, adults and beloved pets.