Joann Chaney

3 Proud Trees - Oil

Expression of Love - Oil

“I am a visual adventurer and love creating new beginnings. After high school, with only enough money to buy a one-way plane ticket, I flew to Italy by myself without a plan of what I was going to do. I quickly found a job as an Au Pair for an Italian family saving all my money so I could travel throughout Europe, quite the adventure hitchhiking! I experienced picturesque villages, historical cities, grandiose architecture, and incredible art. This was the beginning of my love for continued learning, culture, and the world of Art.

I began to paint with oils about 4 years ago enjoying the flexibility of this medium which allowed me to express my feelings and emotions. I am blessed to live in a beautiful, wooded area of southwest Michigan where I paint Plein Air and in my Spicebush Studio.

For me, Art is a very personal expression showing the goodness of life and the beautiful environment in which we are blessed to live.”

Fall at Spicebush - Oil

Field of Sunflowers - Oil