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Chamberlain, Joan

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Art and nature have been my lifelong companions. The creative expression of art has ebbed and flowed throughout my life. Fascinated with nature as a child, I had a desire to learn about biology and botany.
That interest has informed my artistic technique and subject matter in a myriad of ways.

During my school years, I divided my time between freelance art projects and the study of science. I became a dentist and practiced for 35 years, retiring in 2016. Throughout my dental career, I painted
murals and various other commissions for a diverse clientele throughout the U.S. I have experimented with many media and learned technique from many teachers and fellow artists, but my biggest influence was my father who taught me the beauty of tools and their amazing power to transform a piece of paper or canvas.

Since my retirement, I have found time to explore equally interesting passions – gardening, cooking, and
travel. The art of food and wine has emerged as a soul-satisfying focus for my creative energy, and has
filled my studio with canvases and paper images that remind me of good times spent with friends. My paintings and drawings that feature the settings and moments we associate with the enjoyment of food
and wine are meant to remind you of those good times.

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