Joan Ellet Hogge
1011 Springbrook Drive
Plano TX 75075

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For watercolorist Joan Hogge, painting is a visual form of writing which helps her express her deep feelings about the beauty and humor in life.

An artist since she was a child in Kansas, her sketchbook was her friend, where she revealed her inner pictures of life around her.

Joan has studied with local and nationally known artists, including Jane E. Jones, Bud Biggs, Jane Stephenson, Suzanne Oldham, Pat Kochan and Rob Erdle.

Her paintings have been accepted into juried shows and won awards. Her painting, WILDFLOWER POTPOURRI, won the 1999 Richardson Wildflower poster contest.

Her paintings hang in The Richardson Library, The Coutts Memorial Museum of Art, Northaven United Methodist Church and Texas Women's University and Nortel, as well as many private collections. She feels gratitude that she is an artist, and that she is able to teach others how to use their own creative skills to learn more effectively and enjoy life.

She is a Signature Member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society, a member of The Richardson Civic Art Society, where she served on the Board as Secretary.

Today, as a watercolor artist, Joan also uses her art as a Certified Academic Language Therapist, to help children and adults with learning differences.

She is also a member of The Academic Language Therapy Association, where she Sponsors the I Believe In Myself Award for Dyslexic children. They write an essay about how art has influenced their lives, and win painting lessons.

Joan wrote, illustrated and published a children's book, The Butterfly's Gift, about the transformation of the Monarch Butterfly, which she sells and reads to children in schools.

Door prize:
Original Watercolor.