Artwork by Joanne S. Scott: 60 Year Retrospective | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Artwork by Joanne S. Scott: 60 Year Retrospective

Chaney Gallery, 2nd floor



Reception on Thursday, March 7* from 5:30-7 pm


Joanne S. Scott, Kates Garden, Watercolor

Exhibition Statement

Joanne S. Scott was one of the cofounders of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in 1978. Her career as an artist and poet spans 60 years and includes mediums from acrylic and watercolor to lithography, etching, and various other printmaking techniques. This retrospective reflects Scott's love of the outdoors. Her poetry, which will be showcased in the exhibition, was inspired by her time spent in Annapolis raising her family and sailing its' waters. The book was illustrated by her late husband David.  

“Balancing the joy and trauma of life, I have been able to paint, and really at times needed to paint. Exploring vistas on paper with brush in hand, creating worlds that were sustainable”- Joanne S Scott


Joanne S. Scott, Grain Bins, oil (left), Tea by the Sea, etching (right)

Artist Statement

Joanne S. Scott shares through her work a sense of the beauty and mystical essence that she finds in nature. In addition to the paintings in opaque and transparent media, in watercolor, inks and oil, she also works in various print media, which includes drypoint, aquatint and monotype.

She has found a current love of making small books filling them with monotypes and other types of prints, often inserting a poetic phrase or two.

Joanne has been fascinated with the world of art since she was a little girl.  She studied at the Boston Museum School as a child, going on in her young adult years to the Rhode Island School of Design where she majored in illustration while having a classical education.

In 1979, after the death of her husband, David Scott, she studied at Maryland Institute of Art, and received a BFA, majoring in print-making.

Soon after graduating from MIA she opened a studio in a cottage on Monhegan Island in ‘81, off the Maine coastline. She has returned to the island every summer for 37 years. Fourteen of those years, she taught watercolor and watercolor monotype workshops, while keeping hours in her cottage gallery.

In 1985, she remarried and moved to Princeton, NJ.. While a resident of New Jersey, she painted and made prints with her large etching press.

Her winter home is now situated in Chestertown on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where she exhibits and maintains a studio.

Joanne's Website