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Joanne Rafferty

Joanne Rafferty is one of America’s most popular contemporary artists. Her abstract work of splashes with vibrant color and quick line convey not just a lively style and pure technique, but her intense joy in her art and a deep appreciation for the forms found in the many faces of land, sky and sea. Her landscapes are layered in deep, rich colors with wonderful textures of exotic hand-made papers, metallics, collage and glass beads. She builds from horizontal schemes and creates visual islands engulfed in color, texture and golden string.

Of her own artwork, Joanne writes  “the journey of one color vibrating through another and the balancing of light as more and more collage pieces are incorporated into my work makes the concept of the landscape richer, sometimes more complicated, sometimes freer, producing a sense of motion and a place for contemplation. The uncertainty is the adventure; there is a higher vision. Perhaps over the horizon line the vision becomes clearer. Sometimes it only leads to another quest, that not being the final journey. My landscapes challenge traditional boundaries and sometimes give us new ones. Not always referencing specific memories, sometimes incorporating visual shorthand, the collage elements evoke fragments and memories of a universal nature.”

Joanne received her B.S. in art at the Daemon College in Buffalo, New York and the State University of New York at Buffalo and she has enjoyed a career spanning thirty years. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Art: 2000 Outstanding Artists and Designers of the 20th Century, Strathmore Who’s Who, Mantle Faulding’s Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptures and Engravers 2001, and is a member of the National Association of Women Artists.

As a professional artist she has been honored for her many years as a professional artist and has received awards in numerous juried exhibitions. Her original works are held in over 1000 public and private collections. Selected public collections include: Conoco DuPont, Exxon Corporation, Master Charge International, Johnson and Johnson, U.S. Trust and Merrill Lynch.

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(NEW!)<br />
Stillness #2 (NEW!)<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
44 x 44

(NEW!)
Stillness #2 (NEW!)
Mixed Media on Canvas
44 x 44

(NEW!)<br />
Stillness #1 <br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
44 x 44

(NEW!)
Stillness #1
Mixed Media on Canvas
44 x 44

(NEW!)<br />
Escape<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
48 x 36 <br />

(NEW!)
Escape
Mixed Media on Canvas
48 x 36

Tender Strength <br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
48 x 54

Tender Strength
Mixed Media on Canvas
48 x 54

Sailing Away<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
42 x 34

Sailing Away
Mixed Media on Canvas
42 x 34

Under the Seas<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
44 x 44

Under the Seas
Mixed Media on Canvas
44 x 44

Clerestory<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
44 x 44

Clerestory
Mixed Media on Canvas
44 x 44

Light from within<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
48 x 36

Light from within
Mixed Media on Canvas
48 x 36

Imagination #2 <br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
40 x 40

Imagination #2
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 40

Sweet Passion <br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
48 x 36

Sweet Passion
Mixed Media on Canvas
48 x 36

Structure Iridescent #1<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
40 x 24

Structure Iridescent #1
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 24

Free Falling <br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
40 x 26

Free Falling
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 26

Happiness #5<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
30 x 15

Happiness #5
Mixed Media on Canvas
30 x 15

Happiness #6<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
30 x 15

Happiness #6
Mixed Media on Canvas
30 x 15

Awakening #3 <br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
36 x 54

Awakening #3
Mixed Media on Canvas
36 x 54

Foggy Morning <br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
40 x 60

Foggy Morning
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 60

Peaceful Shores<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
39 x 58

Peaceful Shores
Mixed Media on Canvas
39 x 58

Seascape Series #4 <br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
40 x 40

Seascape Series #4
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 40

Light of Day #6 #1859<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
30 x 24

Light of Day #6 #1859
Mixed Media on Canvas
30 x 24

Light of Day #5 #1858<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
30 x 24

Light of Day #5 #1858
Mixed Media on Canvas
30 x 24

Blue on Blue #5 #1857<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
30 x 24

Blue on Blue #5 #1857
Mixed Media on Canvas
30 x 24

Sea Breeze #3<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
20 x 20

Sea Breeze #3
Mixed Media on Canvas
20 x 20

Sea Breeze #2<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
20 x 20

Sea Breeze #2
Mixed Media on Canvas
20 x 20

Sea Breeze #7 #1626<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
20 x 20

Sea Breeze #7 #1626
Mixed Media on Canvas
20 x 20

Sea Breeze #2 <br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
20 x 20

Sea Breeze #2
Mixed Media on Canvas
20 x 20

Contentment #I<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
18 x 18

Contentment #I
Mixed Media on Canvas
18 x 18

Contentment #II<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
18 x 18

Contentment #II
Mixed Media on Canvas
18 x 18

Ocean Voyage #1 (available from artist's studio)<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
42 x 34

Ocean Voyage #1 (available from artist's studio)
Mixed Media on Canvas
42 x 34

Silent Water #4 (available from artist's studio)<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
36 x 48

Silent Water #4 (available from artist's studio)
Mixed Media on Canvas
36 x 48

Light of Day #4 #1839 (available from artist's studio)<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
60 x 40

Light of Day #4 #1839 (available from artist's studio)
Mixed Media on Canvas
60 x 40

Serene Deep #6 (available from artist's studio)<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
34 x 40

Serene Deep #6 (available from artist's studio)
Mixed Media on Canvas
34 x 40

Beach Life #2 (SOLD)<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
24 x 62

Beach Life #2 (SOLD)
Mixed Media on Canvas
24 x 62

Blue on Blue #4 #1856 (SOLD)<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
30 x 24

Blue on Blue #4 #1856 (SOLD)
Mixed Media on Canvas
30 x 24

Waves End (SOLD)<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
40 x 60

Waves End (SOLD)
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 60

Artist's Universe #1 (SOLD)<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
60 x 40

Artist's Universe #1 (SOLD)
Mixed Media on Canvas
60 x 40

Soul Secrets #1 (SOLD)<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
48 x 30

Soul Secrets #1 (SOLD)
Mixed Media on Canvas
48 x 30

Into the Blue (SOLD)<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
26 x 40

Into the Blue (SOLD)
Mixed Media on Canvas
26 x 40

Serene Deep #1 (SOLD)<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
44 x 58

Serene Deep #1 (SOLD)
Mixed Media on Canvas
44 x 58

Naples Sunset #1 (available from artist's studio)<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas<br />
40 x 26

Naples Sunset #1 (available from artist's studio)
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 26

This Years Language #2 #1840 (SOLD)<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
60 x 40

This Years Language #2 #1840 (SOLD)
Mixed Media on Canvas
60 x 40

Summer Dream #1 (SOLD)<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
40 x 62

Summer Dream #1 (SOLD)
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 62

Light of Day 1 (SOLD)<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
72 x 36

Light of Day 1 (SOLD)
Mixed Media on Canvas
72 x 36

Light of Day 2 (SOLD)<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
72 x 36

Light of Day 2 (SOLD)
Mixed Media on Canvas
72 x 36

Infinite Interest Revisited #2 (SOLD)<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
60 x 40

Infinite Interest Revisited #2 (SOLD)
Mixed Media on Canvas
60 x 40

Sea Deep #2 (SOLD)<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
50 x 58

Sea Deep #2 (SOLD)
Mixed Media on Canvas
50 x 58

Seascape Series #3 (SOLD)<br />
Mixed Media on Canvas <br />
40 x 60

Seascape Series #3 (SOLD)
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 60