Joan Appel

Off the Coast
24 x 18 monotype, 2016

BIO

I wear two hats: professional musician and artist.

Growing up, along with the music study, I was fortunate to be able to take art classes at the local museum, won prizes in student shows, and eventually, in high school, had the encouragement of the art teacher to continue exploring media.

I never stopped making art. Through years of study of music, the earning of several degrees, performing as a soloist both in the U.S. and Europe, wherever I was, I attended painting workshops and created.

Several years into my singing career I took some classes at Paier College of Art in Hamden, CT. There, I was introduced to print-making and more specifically, to the creation of monoprints. Later, I worked with an artist at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

I create monotypes and mixed media pieces. I am a member of the Boston Printmakers, as well as other local art guilds. I have won many prizes in competitions, and my art has been shown in national and international shows here in the States and in England.