Wyoming Arts Council

Keown painting featured in national magazine

Laramie watercolor artist Joy Keown dropped into the Wyoming Arts Council today while she was in Cheyenne. She dropped off a copy of the February 2008 Watercolor Artist magazine out of Cincinnati. Joy’s piece, “Buffalo Bull,” was featured in the magazine’s “Best of 2007” section. The Wyoming Watercolor Society honored “Buffalo Bull” with its Best of Show and Best Wyoming Artist awards last fall at at its annual gathering in Sheridan.

Joy is racking up a series of awards these days. In addition to the WWS honors, she also designed the 2007 Massachusetts Archery and Firearms Stamps, received purchase awards from the 2006 Wyoming Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibit and from the Rock Springs Community Fine Arts Center, submitted the featured painting for the 2006 West Virginia Wildlife Art Calendar, and was chosen for the 2005 Hawaii Conservation Stamp. She has two books and has just been asked to compose a children’s coloring book for about Yellowstone National Park, where she’s worked ten seasons as a ranger-naturalist ranger since 1988. She worked as a high school science teacher for 14 years in Rock River and Torrington.

To find out more about Joy and her work, go to http://www.joykeown.com.

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