Joan Vienot recently set up her first exhibit in the area. This may not seem like a big deal, but for a painter it is. Joan has been an artist for as long as she can remember and is finally putting her work out there for the world to see.
She started by earning a degree and becoming a teacher at the high school level. From there, she became more involved in many artistic endeavors. Joan moved to South Walton in the 1980s and opened a campground. Through it all, she kept painting and was actually features in the Susan Foster Art Studio when it opened.
Vienot has run many different businesses, but has always remained an artist throughout. Last year, she vowed to devote more time to her art and set aside two days a week specifically for painting. During this time, she created many pieces and she began spending time with the local plein air artist group, as well.
She stated that she loves painting anything, but really enjoys painting landscapes. Through the plein air artist group, she received the critique she needed to grow as an artist.
Cheri Peebles discovered Joan's work and it led to her asking for a solo show at Grayt Grounds. The development of Joan's work over the past few years led to this show, which opened on November 2nd and will run through November 17th at Grayt Grounds of Monet Monet.
The exhibit features 50 different paintings, most are en plein air. Vienot said she was surprised she received the invitation to do a solo show and is ahead of her own personal schedule for her art.
This certainly won't be the last exhibit put on by this local painter. You can catch the many works of art from Joan Vienot at Grayt Grounds of Monet Monet, which is located on 30A east of Country Road 283.
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