Joan Layne

Member of OPA and SIP (Swimming in Paint) 
Bold Brush July 22, 2022, Winner

Most of my life I have been a lyric soprano, performing classical music in recitals and operas, as well as maintaining a voice studio of students. Moving to Richmond six years ago, I began painting with Marjorie Perrin, Matt Lively, Joan Elliott, Curney Nuffer, and now Chuck Larivey. My inspiration is from an appreciation of line in art; movement from tension to resolution. I find it very expressive to move paint around the canvas, giving voice to my art.   

Awards and Shows:

  • 2023 OPA Eastern Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils – Beverly McNeil Gallery – Birmingham, Alabama – “Gazing Through the Grass” 
  • 2023 Crossroads Art Center Juried Mixed Media Show - May 2023 - Richmond, Virginia – “Ribbons”, “California Gold”, and “Mountain Pass”
  • 2023 BoldBrush Painting Competition – June, 2023, FAV 15% - “Gazing Through Grass”
  • 2022 BoldBrush Blue Ribbon Award – July, 2022 – “Pink Lilies”
  • 2022 Crossroads Art Center Juried All-Media Show – 2nd Place – 2D – “Adorned”
  • 2021 Artist in Residence Status, Crossroads Art Center, Richmond, Virginia