JoAnne Houlsen

Past Member? Yes

Year-round? No

My paintings are colorful yet calming representations of places and things I have a connection to.

Edward Hopper said it very aptly, "If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint." I find it exciting and challenging to be able to express how I see the world visually. The process of seeing and then being able to filter what I see in a two-dimensional format is an emotional experience I cannot imagine doing without.

Photographing what I see is an important part of my process and because I am a studio painter I often use other tools such as Photoshop to manipulate the images I take to achieve the composition, lighting and color architecture that will work best for my paintings.

My medium of expression is, for the most part, oil paints but I do, at times branch out and use other mediums such as watercolors, gouache, as well as dabbling in linocut printmaking. 


I could be helpful with event planning.

109 Water St. Eastport, ME 04631

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