Joanne Scott: Elements
February 2 - February 25
Joanne S. Scott, painter, printmaker and poet was born in Brockton, MA in 1928. She spent her childhood in Winchester, MA, summering in Nantucket. She attended Rhode Island School of Design for two years. In 1949, she married David Quentin Scott and moved to Annapolis, MD after his Korean air force tour of duty was completed. While residing in Annapolis, they raised four children; Jennifer, Victoria, Alexander and Catherine.
In the thirty plus years in Maryland, Joanne taught watercolor and exhibited her watercolor works widely in the area. In 1960 she expanded her painting to the medium of acrylics. She became involved in the local art organizations and founded the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts Anne Arundel County Cultural Arts Center in 1981. After her husband, David, died in an airplane crash in 1979, she attended the Maryland Institute of Art and graduated in 1982, majoring in printmaking.
In 1981, Joanne purchased a cottage on Monhegan Island, ME where she continued her love of watercolors and has a gallery there today in the months of July and August each year.
Joanne married Tom Pruitt in 1985 and moved to Princeton, NJ where Joanne was active in the art community. While in Princeton, she studied with Jane Eccles, etcher, and eventually purchased an American French Tool etching press in 1987. Her studio in Princeton was housed in a large barn/garage on their six-acre farm. She became involved with the Printmaking Council of New Jersey and was their Director from 90 to 94.
Tom and Joanne moved to Chestertown in 2000. After Tom died in 2009, Joanne moved to Heron Point, Chestertown, MD in 2010 where she continues to paint, teach, and exhibit her art.
Joanne Scott’s “Elements” will be on exhibit in the Studio Gallery.