JoAnn Ballinger is a leading pastel artist of the Connecticut impressionist movement centered around Old Lyme and Norwich. Known for her gentle pastel renditions of children, seascapes and animals, JoAnn has a gift for capturing fleeting moments in time. With rich color, she achieves an exquisite balance of light and shadow that bring her subjects to life in a manner all her own.
Ballinger was educated at the Norwich Art School at the Norwich Free Academy. She is an award-winning member of the Pastel Society of America and has been featured in local and national magazines. JoAnn also teaches at the Lyme Art Association. She continues to contribute greatly to the art scene through her demonstrations and classes in Connecticut and New England, where she resides and has her works displayed in several nearby galleries.