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Joann A. Ballinger

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"I paint scenes that open my heart with light and sound. I hope because of that, love will flow into my paintings and be recognized by others."

Joann Ballinger is a leading pastel artist in the Connecticut impressionist movement centered around Old Lyme and extending into Rhode Island. Known for her gentle pastel renditions of children, seascapes and animals, Joann has a gift for capturing moments and moods in time and space that will never occur again.

Joann's inspiration for entering the art world can be attributed to the drawings of her father and her great grandfather; a jewelry designer and portrait artist. Joann has practiced in many mediums; however, has found pastel to be her favorite.

Joann exhibits in Connecticut's Mystic Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport and Art Cellar and Rhode Island's Eisenhauer and Lily Pad galleries. She has work in corporate and private collections around the world. Joann is also an award winning member of the Pastel Society of America, and she has been featured in local and national publications such as The Pastel Journal, Connecticut Magazine and The Best of Pastel 1996. Besides painting freely and for commissions, Joann teaches at the Lyme Art Association and The Art Cellar.

Joann Ballinger

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