Artist Information for JoAnn Camp
My art reflects my surroundings. Living in a rural area, I treasure the solitude and natural beauty of this place. My photographs are usually the basis for my work. I like to capture small moments that evoke memories and bring pleasure to the viewer. The details are important--the upturned sole of a shoe, or the glint of sunlight on an old tin roof--that's what makes me smile.Images scroll down to view all
Best Friends Forever33 x 26   Photo by Kenny Gray
Based on a photo of me with my then 4 year-old granddaughter. At that age, grandmas are all-knowing, magical beings. That doesn't last long, so you have to grab it while you can.
Downtown25 x 33   Photo by Kenny Gray
Based on a photo of the small city of Haralson, GA. Once a thriving town, where farmers brought their cotton crops to the gin and families shopped for the essentials at Thompson's Mercantile. The buildings now sit empty and residents drive 20 miles to the nearest Wal-Mart.
Simple Pleasures37 x 29   Photo by Kenny Gray
Based on a photo of a small boy playing in a fountain. I couldn't resist the blonde curls and bare feet. He was oblivious to everything around him, totally absorbed in the pleasure of the moment.
End of Day27 x 31   Photo by Kenny Gray
An incredible sunset on a winter evening had me driving up and down the road, trying to capture the colors in the sky, as it changed, moment to moment. It was all over so quickly.
Appalachian Spring - The Trail 31 x 23   Photo by Kenny Gray
In the early Spring of 2016, my niece and I set out on a section hike of the Appalachian Trail. I was 68 years old and not an experienced backpacker. We made 30 miles and incredible memories. It was the most physically exhausting thing I've ever done--and the most exhilarating. Check mark on my bucket list.