Joanne Shellan is from the Pacific Northwest and has studied and painted full-time for over fifteen years in Kirkland, WA. In that time, she has explored a variety of mediums moving from watercolors (in which she received her Signature Membership in the Northwest Watercolor Society) to oils. She has studied and been mentored for the past three years by master painter, Liana Bennett of Bothell, WA.

Over her career, Shellan’s paintings have won dozens of awards including a first and second place award this past summer. She has been in over three dozen group shows and had almost two dozen solo shows. She was chosen to represent Washington State in a year-long solo show at the Governor’s Mansion in Olympia, WA in 2012-2013 and had a featured painting in the Seattle Museum of History and Industry’s Shalom! Open for Business exhibit. Her work is part of the permanent collection at Evergreen Hospital (Kirkland, WA) and the Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island, WA and she is represented by several fine art galleries. Shellan co-started the Kirkland Artist Studio Tour.

The constant theme of Shellan’s work, throughout her changing mediums, has been to push the boundaries of color, emotion and design. Shellan is an avid photographer and plein air painter.