“I verbalize with color. That is where my voice comes from, through my artwork. Emotions, sights, sounds… that’s what my artwork means. There has to be an emotional connection.” – Joanie Ciolfi
Joan Palano Ciolfi started her art career at the young age of five. As the youngest of several children, she was constantly encouraged by her family and friends to keep going with her art.
She is best known for her use of “saturated color and dynamic brushwork in her abstracts, landscapes, outbuildings and dress portraits. A painter, colorist, and designer, Joanie began her studies in fine arts graduating with a degree in Visual Design from Southeastern Massachusetts University.”*
Born and raised in the Berkshires, Joanie’s art certainly reflects our beautiful surroundings, both natural and architectural. In her gallery, expect to find abstract landscapes of Highlawn Farm in Lee, the greenhouse at Elmcourt, and colorful, whimsical paintings of cows and vintage dresses.
Joanie is a welcome addition to the vibrant Lenox art community. Be sure to stop by her new gallery at 12 Housatonic Street, Lenox (next door to The Olde Heritage Tavern and the Lenox Visitors Center).
*used with permission from the artist’s website.