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Joan McCracken Thomas

My passion for creating art started on long, lazy, summer afternoons during my childhood, as I roamed the family farm searching for a scene worthy of my sketchpad & pencil.  It later provided a “great escape” during a demanding corporate career. Currently, I am either working on a painting or planning out the next one on most weekdays.

I work in a variety of media & am best known for my vibrant pastel still lifes, although more recently I’ve been absorbed with creating oil landscapes & also experimenting with mixed media. I also work in colored pencil & charcoal & the subject dictates the media. My subject choices are varied, sometimes inspired by travels abroad, but often inspired by local scenes, like the glow of snow on our garden after a Nor’easter, or the reflections on the water during a day at the beach.

I display & sell my works at exhibitions in NJ & NY & take pride in the awards I’ve earned!  Besides the sale of original pieces, signed reproductions/giclees are also available.

I am honored when customers want to hang my art in their home or office & I look forward to creating new works for you!

Art Memberships:

NJ Art Association

Art Association of Roxbury

Morris County Art Association

Accepted into the prestigious Catherine Lorillard show for colored pencil /National Art Club in NYC

Earned 1st prize in pastels, Art Association of Roxbury show, June 2018.

Have earned various awards at the NJ State Fair art show across several years.