Joan Wykis

Batik, Watercolor, Mixed Media

Painting is playing a major passion in my life since my retirement. What fun to pick up a brush and see different colored shapes bursting onto paper under my direction. Portraits come alive, pleasing customers as well as florals and landscapes/seascapes inspired by the unique surroundings of South Carolina's low country.

My journey began in Palm Beach County, Florida where I studied under talented artists including the late great Carol Ann Sherman, Janet Rogers, Mike Bailey and Myrna Wacknov. Awards have been numerous in both Florida and South Carolina.

My process and understanding of what works for me as an artist continues to evolve as I strive to learn as much as I can when I paint and instruct. My paintings can be seen at Alexander's Restaurant in Hilton Head as well as SOBA and Pluff Mudd in Bluffton. I am also available for commissions.