Joanne Geisel describes herself as an America Impressionist painter whose original oil paintings depict the Carolina coast, its beaches, skies, marshes and cottages. Joanne has been on the faculty of the Cameron Art Museum School and the Leland Cultural Arts Center and teaches in many other venues. Joanne has been coming to BHI to paint since 2008 at which time she was part of the BHI No Boundaries Art Colony .
“My love of drawing and painting began as a child. I completed a degree in Art Education. Then I enjoyed careers in human services and higher education, and received a Masters in Public Administration using my skills in program development, marketing and helping others with career and educational goals. Since 2006 I became a full time artist; painting, teaching, and exhibiting my artwork. One of most favorite places to paint is Bald Head Island. There is a magical feeling that inspires me on every visit.”