Joanne Barthelmes, Visual Artist

Premiere Air Date: 
November 17, 2013

Upstate NY based artist Joanne Barthelmes is a visual artist who feels a deep connection to using drawing to try and make sense of a human experience.  She works with acrylic paints, pastels and french printmaking materials.

Joanne spends her time in nature capturing the beauty that is so momentary and fleeting through the intimacy of the light values scale.  The thread of continuity that runs throughout her work is a process of taking images from nature and discovering the metaphor in them. 

View Joanne's segment here:

Web Extra: 8 Minutes


Joanne Barthelmes is a visual artist who has resided in the southern tier of New York for over 25 years. Her pastel and acrylic works on paper use images from nature as a conveyance for metaphoric  exploration. The current series of macro forest floor views is informed by her interest in the way light can illuminate experiences and forms into obscuring brightness and revealing shadows. She earned her M.F.A. in drawing from the University of Tennessee and also studied at Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture's residency program. Joanne's work has received recognition in national, invitational and regional exhibitions and is included in museum, corporate and private collections.