Joanne Barthelmes is a visual artist who has resided in the southern tier of New York for over 25 years. Her pastel and acrylic works on paper use images from nature as a conveyance for metaphoric exploration. The current series of macro forest floor views is informed by her interest in the way light can illuminate experiences and forms into obscuring brightness and revealing shadows. She earned her M.F.A. in drawing from the University of Tennessee and also studied at Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture's residency program. Joanne's work has received recognition in national, invitational and regional exhibitions and is included in museum, corporate and private collections.