February Artist of the Month
Name: Joanne Mitchell
Address: 57 ½ Cayuga Street, Carriage House A, Seneca Falls, NY 13148
ART CALMS MY THOUGHTS, RELAXES MY SOUL, AND BRINGS ME PEACE!
Joanne Mitchell has a degree in Accounting & Business Administration and a degree in Paralegal. She has been married to Ted Mitchell for 53 years and they have two children, son Weston Mitchell of Waterloo, and Nancy Jones of Interlaken.
Joanne has taught Decorative Painting and Colonial Crafts for 37 years at the Geneva Recreation Department, Joanne’s Country Crafts, Raspberry Patch Furniture, Antiques & Crafts, Local Libraries, Tompkins County BOCES, Seneca County Cooperative Extension, and the Gannet School at the Rochester Museum & Science Center.
She has studied under Helen Barrick, MDA, Tina Sue Norris CDA, Brenda McPeek, CDA, Catherine Holman, Maxine Thomas, Ros Stallcup, Barbara Jenkins, Paula Lawton, Kathy Owens, and many other nationally known decorative painters, authors, and stencilers.
My classes have been in the areas of Decorative Painting, Stenciling, Tin Punch, Scherenschnitte (a form of German paper cutting), Theorem Painting, Embroidery, Punchneedle, Rug Punch, and Rug Hooking. I especially enjoy doing furniture make overs with chairs, tables, benches and stools. I love giving them all a new and exciting life!
Examples of Joanne's Work