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
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.
Nature Reclaims31 x 20
Man builds structures, thinking he is conquering nature, but as soon as he abandons those structures, nature reclaims her dominance.
Summer's Gold20 x 15
The bold and beautiful sunflower brightens the summer landscape.