Here’s another congratulations and mighty woo-HOO to our Jack Reid Scholarship winners for the upcoming From Dreaming to Doing Annual Conference on March 18-19! Last Friday, I showcased Kirsten Traynor, winner of the author division. Today, I’m shining the spotlight on Joanna Barnum, winner of the illustrator division! And again, many thanks to our judges: Rebecca Evans, Juliana Jones, Lisa McShane, Laura Shovan, Chieu Anh Urban, and Tim Young.
Here’s Joanna winning artwork!
Bio for Joanna Barnum:
Joanna is an artist living in Harford County, Maryland. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2006 with a BFA in illustration. Since then, she has worked as a creative “jack of all trades,” bouncing around between commissioned portrait painting, competitive plein air painting, gallery exhibition, teaching watercolor, and illustrating for clients including Cricket, AARP, Eating Well, UMBC Magazine, and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Her plein air painting background recently took her on an adventure to paint the James Webb Space Telescope from life at NASA Goddard, one of a small group of artists selected for this opportunity. She is currently refocusing her energies to pursue her first love of picture books and narrative illustration for children and adults. Joanna works traditionally using watercolor and pen and ink. She balances realism with expressive color and an appreciation for the unpredictable qualities of the watercolor medium.
Again, congratulations, Joanna!
And for those interested in attending the March 18-19th From Dreaming to Doing Conference, be sure to visit our website for more information! Registration is now open as well as critique submissions.