Clemens Gallery

The Art of JoAnne Chittick: Movers and Diggers

July 27 - August 22

"I have been painting for about 40 years, at first only in watercolor, and for the
past 15 years also in oil. I like to paint what I see, giving my interpretation of a
subject that inspires me; I like my paintings to have their own style and energy.
I love the luminous quality of watercolors, as well as the freshness and clarity of
this medium. I work with the paints to let them show their intrinsic qualities of
transparency, fluidity, and vibrant color and to convey my own sense of a subject
through suggestion and impression as well as careful rendering.

In my oil paintings, I aim for economy of composition, capturing the essentials of
the subject - shapes, patterns, colors, and using brushwork to create texture and

I am a juried Artist Member of the Copley Society of Art and a Signature Member
of the New England Watercolor Society. I am also a member of the Duxbury Art
Association and the Cambridge Art Association. My work has been exhibited in
many juried shows in New England, and it hangs in private collections throughout
the US and Europe.

Most recently I have exhibited work at the North River Arts Festival, winning "Best
in Show"; in the South Shore Arts Festival I won the "Ros Farbush Prize for Color."
Last year I had 15 pieces at the Mass General Cancer Center, in their
"Illuminations" program.

My specialty is watercolor house portraits. I try to capture the character and
architecture of the home as it relates to it surroundings."

Application to Exhibit

The Clemens and Dolphin galleries are now accepting applications for exhibiting in 2019. If you are interested in exhibiting, please fill out the following applications and submit them to the Library Director: