Joan Gerigk

Joan Gerigk

I love puzzles, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, word puzzles. I love all of it and that is one of the reasons I think that I love painting. Painting is a puzzle whereby you must resolve one problem before you can go on and tackle the next. Then there is always the hope that at the end of this struggle there will be a successful conclusion. I find this process of problem solving very challenging and satisfying.
Of course, this is only one reason that I am drawn to painting. I also like the challenge of trying to convey beauty and emotion. The subject matter of my paintings can be quirky or sentimental depending on what has intrigued me about the subject matter. I tend to be more emotionally driven in my approach to painting. I hope that my paintings stimulate the viewer to see life from a different perspective.
I believe my career began with “Paint by Numbers” when I was in grade school. After completing the Last Supper, I thought I was a bona fide artist. However, I only sporadically dabbled in the Arts until much later in life when I began painting. I painted water colors and became a mural artist for a while. In 2010, I took an oil painting class in Petoskey and began to paint in oils. I find that painting is the most relaxing and satisfying thing one can do.

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  • A Nice Ride by Joan Gerigk


    Catching the wind in, “A Nice Ride” by Joan Gerigk.

  • Birches by Joan Gerigk


    Dappled light on the path is captured in “Birches” by Joan Gerigk.

  • Great Service by Joan Gerigk


    Knowing when to capture the moment with gratitude is “Great Service” by Joan Gerigk.

  • Peaceful Evening by Joan Gerigk


    A “Peaceful Evening” it is… as captured by Joan Gerigk.

  • Peonies by Joan Gerigk


    Simply elegant is “Peonies” by Joan Gerigk.

  • Small Tractor (Petoskey Winery) by Joan Gerigk


    Known for her plein air technique, Joan Gerigk sits above the farm and works her magic on canvas as the farmer gets to work in the fields.

  • Sure Bet by Joan Gerigk


    Waiting to ride is “Sure Bet” by Joan Gerigk.

  • The Homestead by Joan Gerigk


    Refined brush work and a soft palette lend to “The Homestead” by Joan Gerigk.

  • Tulips by Joan Gerigk


    This lovely Oil canvas measures 17.5″ wide by 21.5″ high in white, shadow box frame.