About the Artist
I am a New England based watercolor artist, writer, college professor,
graphic designer and the author/illustrator of children's books.
Many of the seaside illustrations are from a series of nature books that I've been working on. The first book of this series Seashells - Treasures from the Northeast Coast was published in 2013 by Islandport Press and is available at:
http://www.islandportpress.com/ and most bookstores!
I am thankful that I have these artistic vocations and I'm thrilled to share my work.
Through my art and books I seek to encourage others to appreciate nature's beauty.
I hope that my creative endeavors, in some way, honors my subjects and brings a sense of wonder and/or pleasure to you the viewer.
SCHOOL & LIBRARY VISITS
Yes, I'd love to visit your school or library and share my love of the seashore!
In my presentation I explore the role of artist and writer and share my experience of creating and getting a children's book published.
As part of my visit I read my book "Seashells" and then share my extensive seashell collection so that students may touch and ask questions about them. Along with the "show and tell" part of my presentation the students continue to learn through the activity sheets I bring. Every student will get a Seashell bookmark that serves as a simple seashell guide.
"Seashells" is not just about finding shells on the beach it is also about exploring the amazing ecosystem that is found where the land meets the sea. This ecosystem needs our protectection for generations to come. So the main focus is on the seashells but I also touch on the creatures that live in them. They are an integral part of the ecosystem of the seashore.
Download the brochure below for more information.
In The News
"When Joanne Roach-Evans was growing up in Auburn, like many
New England families, her family spent many happy summer days at the beach. There, she developed a fascination with shells that's endured ever since."
Read the feature about Joanne that appeared in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
"Auburn Native, Joanne Roach-Evans will share the wonders of the New England seashore with Auburn children with a reading of her new book "Seashells: Treasures from the Northeast Coast" at the Auburn Public Library in May."
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