Jo-Ann Miller will have her paintings on display at the Oliver Wolcott Library from November 1 – December 28, 2018.
While Jo-Ann’s interest in art came more recently, throughout her life she has pursued artistic expression. A Torrington native, she moved to San Francisco to attend La Cordon Rouge School for Professional Chefs. Upon completion, and moving back to the area, she was the pastry chef and general manager for the Egremont Inn; eventually acquiring the Inn with her husband whom she met there. Upon selling the Inn three years later and moving to Washington, DC, she started taking art classes at the Alexandria (VA) Art League.
Four years later they moved to Essex on the Connecticut shoreline and attended the Lyme Academy. Her works were shown at the Essex Art Association. Five years ago they moved to Bantam andJo-Ann joined the Washington Art Association, participating in the exhibitions and studying with Ira Barkoff and Souby Boski.
Painting exclusively in oil, Jo-Ann initially did still lifes and representational works, but her true passion and current interest is in the Abstract. Not only can she put her emotional thoughts on canvas, but Abstraction allows her to paint the way she feels rather than describing the way things look in a literal sense. In this manner, the viewer can evoke a personal interpretation that is heightened by her mix of multiple palates and layered textures.
Opening reception: Thursday, November 1, 5 – 7 pm
Jamie Gagarin Community Room & Gallery
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South Street