MARY JOAN HINSON

oils & mixed media

EXHIBITING OCT. 10, 2021, FOLLOWING

CONCERT FEATURING RASTRELLI CELLO QUARTET

 

The Artist

Mary Joan took painting lessons as a small child, developing a love of oils and the unique pigments they offered.

She continued her studies into adulthood in the United States, Europe, and the Far East, immersing herself in the cultures and the stimulation they provided, after which time she became a Professor of Fine Arts and Humanities at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

In 2005, she received her PhD and continued to teach and exhibit throughout the eastern United States; 2020 brought a change, however, when she decided to focus solely on her artistic endeavors, and since has produced large scale murals in the neighborhood of St. Nicholas and the NAS navy base, as well as a solo exhibition at the Goodyear Cottage of the Jekyll Island Resort.

Excerpts from two series are presented in this exhibition: Les Champs de Fleurs and Jekyll Island.

Les Champs de Fleurs:A new spring sun pours light over the flower fields of Provence where is not too hot or too cold, but beautifully right.  The flower fields, or Champs de Fleurs, appear as a painting resurrected, reminiscent of the works of Van Gogh or Monet, where images have not changed in those 150 years past.  Profusions of lavender, poppies, and sunflowers fill the senses and the lush valleys thrive under the contrast of the vivid blue sky.   I love to sit in the café enjoying al fresco apéritifs while envisioning Les Champs de Fleurs de la Campagne Française.

Jekyll Island

Just off the coast of Georgia, Jekyll is a barrier Island and a part of the state’s Golden Isles.  Measuring only seven miles long and a mile and a half wide, indigenous people called the Guale, originally inhabited the island, but began to be aggressively replaced by private landowners.

Development came in the late 19th and 20th centuries, but was brought to a halt during WWII due to a government ordered evacuation.  The state purchased Jekyll in 1947 for both preservation and security, and since, the island has become a popular tourist destination. 

The historic portions of the island boast the 1742 tabby ruins of the Horton House, the Island Club Hotel, and several “cottages” built by the wealthy.

On the ocean side, Driftwood Beach is an amazing example of erosional effects, saltair, and a bleaching sun, leaving fallen ancient live oaks and pines to litter the shore.  Jekyll Island’s history, rich heritage, and shorescapes inspired this series called, Jekyll, Home of the Guale.

Website: Brushandoil.com

Facebook: Brush and Oil by Mary Joan Hinson

Instagram: Brushandoil2019

Linked In: Mary Joan Hinson, PhD

Email: Brushandoil@gmail.com

Phone: 904.315.2777

  

Daniela Liebman

In addition to its outstanding concerts and educational outreach programs, BFAS also presents an art exhibition from a regional visual artist at each home concert.

Works are showcased at the concert and at the reception following each concert. Concert attendees are able to meet the artists at the reception. The exhibition remains in place for several weeks and works are available for purchase.

VENUE

St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
465 11th Avenue N.
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

 

MARY JOAN HINSON

oils & mixed media

EXHIBITING OCT. 10, 2021, FOLLOWING CONCERT FEATURING RASTRELLI CELLO QUARTET

VENUE

465 11th Avenue North
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

The Artist

Mary Joan took painting lessons as a small child, developing a love of oils and the unique pigments they offered.

She continued her studies into adulthood in the United States, Europe, and the Far East, immersing herself in the cultures and the stimulation they provided, after which time she became a Professor of Fine Arts and Humanities at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

In 2005, she received her PhD and continued to teach and exhibit throughout the eastern United States; 2020 brought a change, however, when she decided to focus solely on her artistic endeavors, and since has produced large scale murals in the neighborhood of St. Nicholas and the NAS navy base, as well as a solo exhibition at the Goodyear Cottage of the Jekyll Island Resort.

Excerpts from two series are presented in this exhibition: Les Champs de Fleurs and Jekyll Island.

Les Champs de Fleurs:A new spring sun pours light over the flower fields of Provence where is not too hot or too cold, but beautifully right.  The flower fields, or Champs de Fleurs, appear as a painting resurrected, reminiscent of the works of Van Gogh or Monet, where images have not changed in those 150 years past.  Profusions of lavender, poppies, and sunflowers fill the senses and the lush valleys thrive under the contrast of the vivid blue sky.   I love to sit in the café enjoying al fresco apéritifs while envisioning Les Champs de Fleurs de la Campagne Française.

Jekyll Island

Just off the coast of Georgia, Jekyll is a barrier Island and a part of the state’s Golden Isles.  Measuring only seven miles long and a mile and a half wide, indigenous people called the Guale, originally inhabited the island, but began to be aggressively replaced by private landowners.

Development came in the late 19th and 20th centuries, but was brought to a halt during WWII due to a government ordered evacuation.  Thestate purchased Jekyll in 1947 for both preservation and security, and since, the island has become a popular tourist destination. 

The historic portions of the island boast the 1742 tabby ruins of the Horton House, the Island Club Hotel, and several “cottages” built by the wealthy.

On the ocean side, Driftwood Beach is an amazing example of erosional effects, saltair, and a bleaching sun, leaving fallen ancient live oaks and pines to litter the shore.  Jekyll Island’s history, rich heritage, and shorescapes inspired this series called, Jekyll, Home of the Guale.

Website: Brushandoil.com

Facebook: Brush and Oil by Mary Joan Hinson

Instagram: Brushandoil2019

Linked In: Mary Joan Hinson, PhD

Email: Brushandoil@gmail.com

Phone: 904.315.2777

In addition to its outstanding concerts and educational outreach programs, BFAS also presents an art exhibition from a regional visual artist at each home concert.

Works are showcased at the concert and at the reception following each concert. Concert attendees are able to meet the artists at the reception. The exhibition remains in place for several weeks and works are available for purchase.

Daniela Liebman