Joan (Joni) Finnegan’s artistic journey has included working in a variety of 2D art mediums- watercolors, acrylics, pastel, charcoal, oils and fabrics. She owned and operated a custom frame shop/ print gallery for 18 years along with teaching painting classes. Lately, she works in both oils and watercolors, beginning with a miniature rough sketch on paper to work out the composition and lighting, moving to canvas or paper with brushes, paints and a vision. Her current collection of work focuses on studies from nature revealing the softer side of the outdoor world. She invites the viewer to step into her art and surrender themselves to the emotion of that moment, be it landscapes, waterscapes, or quirky portraits of country chickens and animals.