Joann Malloy started drawing at the age of three and then specialized in pastel portraits growing up.
“Pastel portraiture is one of my specialties. I enjoy capturing the essence of a person’s character and translating that to an image of color and design to create a finished pastel portrait.”
Joann enjoys creating portraits of individuals or groups of individuals with a particular focus on children as subject matter. Joann has enjoyed over 26 years of exhibiting and rendering portraits and paintings.
“Beach scenes are of special interest to me as well- specifically, the beaches of Cape Cod and The Islands. On any given day, I will hop in my car with my camera ready, and spend the day shooting any beach, town, or local scene that looks enticing.”
Joann Malloy’s background includes four years of undergraduate study at Boston College, majoring in elementary and art education (B.A.), certification: k-6 elementary. She attended B.C. from 1974-1978 and went on to attend "The School of the Museum of Fine Arts", Boston, MA, from 1978-1981. I earned a B.F.A. in Studio Arts from Tufts University (its affiliate) and a "Diploma" from the Museum School.
Joann taught art during the summers with the Canton School Department during college and continued to substitute teach after that. Joann continues to focus on art portrait work including commissioned pastel portraits as well as other art (watercolors, oils etc.).
Joann Malloy has exhibited at:
- "The Bean Scene", Canton, MA,
- "Java Joes", Milton, MA.
- "Perks", Norwood, MA.
- "The Luna Sea", Canton, MA.
- "Centerfields", Canton, MA.
- "Paul’s Bean and Bagel" Sandwich, MA.
- "My Sister's Gallery " (currently on exhibit), Sandwich, MA.
- "The Dedham Women’s Exchange" Dedham, MA.
and have entered competitions such as the summer festival every year in July etc. at Nantasket Beach- across the street "Studio at the Beach" (summer '04) (sold work) and the "Quincy Art Festival" '06, for a juried photography competition.