"There is a special joy of wildflowers that is shared by people around the world; and there is a kinship among flower enthusiasts that is hard to explain. The first bloom of spring and the beauty of the world around us. Walking in the woods and finding these ephemeral flowers is like meeting an old dear friend. The delicate and faithful paintings of Joan Heflin Rankin capture these spontaneous feelings of happiness, wonder and kinship." Quote from Jacqueline Broughton, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art, Nashville, Tennessee. Joan lives in North Alabama with her husband Tom, surrounded by lovely mountains and God's gifts of nature. She exhibits original watercolors and limited edition prints in juried and invitational shows in the Eastern United states. Her work can also be viewed in galleries and in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. Although Joan paints a variety of subjects, she is best known for her botanical studies of native wildflowers.
"Through my work, I seek to celebrate the joy I feel observing the beauty of God's creation and to share my sense of reverence and wonder with the viewing public."
Visit Joan's website: www.joanheflinrankin.com
Joan's work in tile murals can be seen at The Tile Mural Store