Joan Polishook

En Plein Air Painter


A plein air painter and award-winning artist, I work primarily in oil to express what I see in the world around me. I am particularly inspired by rural scenery and enjoy interpreting the landscape on canvas. My work has appeared on the covers of books, magazines, newspapers, and is in both private, corporate and museum collections in the US and abroad. I am represented by galleries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.


MY Philosophy


The arts have always placed foremost with me. Teaching through the arts was a useful component in my former work with children. This same philosophy helps me to add expertise and encouragement to the many artists I come in contact with through my work as volunteer curator of a gallery, and formally as founder and facilitator of Come Paint With Me, a plein air program. 

My Interest


Sometimes I switch from brushes and paint to the written word to create the landscape for memorable short stories and poems. My interest in writing has lead me to publish five books comprising of short stories, poetry and drawings and have recently been the recipient of awards in haiku and prose writing.

Currently, I enjoy leisure country life living in Pike County with my husband and the not too far away visits with children and grandchildren.

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