Joan Fullerton grew up on the eastern plains of Wyoming where the vast landscape and slow pace of rural life forged a close relationship with nature and gave her the solitude necessary for art-making. This quiet, contemplative essence permeates most of her images.
While raising 3 children, she studied watercolor with Edgar Whitney, Frank Webb, Charles Reid and other nationally known watercolorists.
In the late 1980's she achieved BFA and MFA degrees in painting from the University of Wyoming and was hired in 1990 to head the art instruction at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, WY. Fullerton made the leap of faith in 2003, to relocate and paint full-time in Taos, NM. During the next 8 years, Fullerton made her mark and established her reputation as a well-respected artist and teacher. Now residing in south Denver, she works and exhibits in her home studio and conducts workshops across the nation as well as internationally.
Fullerton's work has been in galleries, juried shows and museums since the early 70's. Her work is published in the 2010 edition of Open Studios Press, Studio Visit, Visual Journeys, Art of the 21st Century, Acrylic Artist Magazine, Encyclopedia of Acrylic Painting Techniques, Paint Yourself Free, 2018, online art experience.
Joan has instructed all levels of experience and ages of painters. Students in Fullerton's classes thrive in the atmosphere of her informative and relaxed classes. It is her belief that people are open to learning and creativity when they are having fun. She is adept at demonstrating a multitude of techniques. Beginning students will find encouragement and confidence, while more advanced students will benefit from her insightful solutions to their creative challenges.
Joan offers classes in watercolor, oil, acrylic and mixed media collage, creating both abstract and representational subjects. See her art work: www.JoanFullerton.com.
To hear my interview with "Learn to Paint" podcast of January 5, 2020 go HERE.
Want to see my retrospective video on my 50 year evolution of making art? Here it is! Joan Fullerton 50 YEARS of PAINTING
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I attended a 2 day workshop with Joan at her beautiful home in Taos. Joan is a very inspirational artist and I learned so many new techniques. Her workshop provided creative and fun ideas for mixed media art. I am a fan of her abstract art and enjoy learning from Joan. I will definitely take another workshop from her." Debi Stumpff
"Fullerton's enticing teaching style has charmed and inspired painting students in college classes and in workshops across the nation. Her diversity of style and use of media attracts both collectors and curators, who have honored Fullerton with one person shows it the United States, Italy and Japan."