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About Me

Owner of PAINTERS ART GALLERY (BRICK AND MORTAR STORE) IN ASHFORD, WASHINGTON

Professional Artist, known for her “soft touch” in pastel portraits of animals and people.   Portrait Artist at Western Washington State Fair in Puyallup, Washington for 8 years.   Traveled to National Western Art Shows, numerous writeups and magazines.   In Art Collections World Wide.

Secretarial work for Sea-Tac Airport and FAA (first secretary for Chief of Northwest  Region Air Transportation Security Office) main job to catch hijackers.    Bought old house and fixed up to be Painters Art Gallery and Bead Shop.     Same location for 30 years.

Pictures of my beadwork can be seen on my facebook page.      I have odd hours, please call ahead 360 569 2644 so i will be here

Hand beaded tapestry, 254,000 beads. sold for $75,000
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I sell BIGFOOT casts in the store along with books on BIGFOOT
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Clowning around in the Enumclaw, Washington parade
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Photo shoot for a documentary short film on John Tessier painting i did.
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Painting of John Tessier, beaded tapestry, and Joan Painter, i belong to the red hat society.  The hat i am wearing is a Bra Hat=look closer LOLOL
DRIVE THROUGH bead shop for PAINTERS ART GALLERY. 2007
Album cover for LORRAINE AND THE COUNTRY GENTLEMEN she now owns LADY LUCK COWGIRL UP in Tacoma, Washington
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Red Hat Halloween Party joan painters in the “PINK”
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Pastel painting by Joan Painter, available $4,500. 16 x 20
Tom Looney (blonde) and Bruce Ford models for poster  i painted.  Bruce Ford now has a grey beard and the Sundance band.
Buckskin dress that Joan Painter made late 80’s
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Elvis beaded bracelet bought by local resident, Louise
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JOAN PAINTER as Karaoke Host on hot pants night with Crystal Rogers
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Joan Painter hosting karaoke show with local backup group KISS
Pastel painting by Joan Painter, bought by Omak City. Model was in the Omak Parade early 80’s. This is a print, the original is quite large, and is on permanent display in Omak, Washington
The colors are much brighter in person,  available $4,500 on display at Painters Art Gallery, took a year to bead by hand.
A small patch of beadwork that is part of the beaded blanket that toured USA. The candles represent the Twin Towers of 911
LARGE bag about 6 x 8, sold $650 all hand beaded.
Large tiger print, still available, the original pastel sold for $1,200 about 1986.
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The book can be bought on Amazon.   About John Tessier, i am mentioned on page 150, the customer came in for a book signing.    Dr. Phil show also did an hour show about John Tessier. Youtube.com has other videos oh John including one with Joan Painter
Butterfly necklace, size 15 delicas.
MonaLisa, 6 months of hand beading. $450 the original is facing the other way, blame the photographer LOLOL
Ava Gardner neck bag.
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Elvis Presley $80 all hand beaded
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Pastel painting of Ken Hurley. by Joan Painter, also in his book
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Beatles hand beaded $80
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Partial inside of Painters Art Gallery and Bead Store
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Jim Morrison, hand beaded. $80
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Johnny Depp, hand beaded $80
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Jimi Hendricks hand beaded
Joan is in the “pink” again

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