Joan K. Bediz

Bediz Pastel

‘Bagnoreggio,’ Pastel, 12 x 24 inches

JOAN K. BEDIZ “Nothing is harder than to be given your chance” …

a quote from the movie Great Expectations that hangs in my studio as I sometimes find it hard to believe that I’m living my dream as an artist. The small towns and marshes of Boston’s North Shore give me ample opportunity to paint on location. In my travels abroad, I try to look at the world with a sharp sensitivity to bring this information home and share it with others.”

Joan is an award-winning artist on both local and national levels. She is a member of the Rockport Art Association, North Shore Arts Association, Cambridge Art Association, Newburyport Art Association, and a contributing member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from State University of New York at Oswego, studied at Montserrat College of Art, Bennington College, and the School of Museum of Fine Arts Boston Cuba & Venice Programs.