Paintings by Joyce Kahn on display throughout May

The Waterbury Library is pleased to be showing Joyce Kahn’s paintings of luscious nature scenes and still life through May.  A Montpelier resident, Kahn is an expressionist pastel artist and colorist.  She came to art in her late 40’s and hasn’t stopped painting since. Kahn used to think “an art gene was a prerequisite for making art but made the important discovery that with patience, practice, effort, and perseverance, one can learn to be an artist.”  She has studied locally with Jeneane Lunn, Joy Spontak, and Diane Sophrin, and has taken many workshops with well-known artists, always trying to improve her skills by learning more.  Her passion is painting outdoors, or en plein air, and prefers being outdoors under the sky, feeling the breeze, and hearing the birds, to painting from a photograph.  Kahn also loves painting still life in winter and particularly loves flowers. Before becoming a visual artist, her garden and weaving were her art forms. She loves the process of painting and the people she has met and continues to meet on this wonderful journey.

Kahn’s work is displayed in the library’s café and the children’s area.


To see a representation of Joyce Kahn’s artwork go to