Joan Grommes Franzen

Joan studied at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the American Academy of Art, Chicago, Illinois, receiving degrees in both Fine Art and Commercial Art.

After working in the commercial field for 5 years, in 1969 she moved on to specialize in pastel, watercolor and colored pencil.

Joan has exhibited in many shows, namely, the “Transparent Watercolor Society of America”, “Oil Painters of America”, “Midwest Pastel Society”, “Water Wisconsin”, and most recently the 2006-2007 Watercolor Wisconsin Competition.

She has also participated in other National and Regional shows where she has won numerous “Best of Show”, “First Place”, and “Purchase Awards”

Joan’s work is on display in many Corporate and private collections throughout the United Sates and abroad. She does numerous special assignment commissions: Landscapes, Seascapes, Still Life, Boats and Portraits of all kinds.

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