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Nature’s Studio
Raymond, South Dakota

Joan Putman’s strong interest in art began at an early age. Drawing and painting were first encouraged by a high school teacher in Denver, Colorado. While living in Colorado, painting mountains and aspen trees were favorite subjects of both artist and clients. Joan has continued painting and drawing and her efforts include portraits, still life and murals..

Local recognition was received for volunteering to restore a vintage Coca-Cola sign on a building in Willow Lake, South Dakota. Painting the windows of the Legion Building in Raymond, South Dakota received additional recognition by being published in the book Hometown South Dakota by Greg Latza. This recognition has resulted in commissions to complete outdoor and indoor murals in Sioux Falls, Doland and Clark South Dakota. Locally, Joan painted the Little Fellow Mural and Desnoyers Mural, and designed the Post Card Mural. She was also commissioned to paint a portrait of Dr, Glenn Ullyot, which is displayed at the Ullyot Building in Clark.

Individual portraits for private and public organizations have been commissioned locally and out of state, along with other miscellaneous projects.

A strong interest in the Old Masters and the Classical Realism manner of painting is the foundation to Joan’s artistic pursuits. Joan has studied the traditional Old Master painting methods at the Atelier Lack School of Fine Arts in Minneapolis. Additional training was taken by studying under Frank Covino a recognized painter, author and teacher of the Classical Realism Manner.


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