JoAnn Bell

JoAnn Bell

 
Drawing has always been my passion and having many opportunities to create art in school just made it grow. After attending the American Academy of Art in Chicago, I worked in retail advertising as a layout and finished artist in Chicago and Peoria for more than 10 years.

In 1967, I retired to be a full time Mom and later took up watercolor painting, entering many shows and receiving various awards. I began teaching workshops and classes in Peoria, Morton and Washington.

I enjoy watercolors as you have so much freedom to allow the water to work for you. I also like to teach and see the excitement of others when they discover the working of the colors in the water.