A Newport working Studio Gallery

55 Bellevue Avenue, Newport RI 02840

Joan Thompson Boghossian

A career that began in 1978 because of a successful bid at a silent auction has led to Joan Thompson Boghossian’s present status as one of New England’s major artists.  A URI graduate, she began her art studies with the late Herman Itchkawitch, and then studied with prominent local and national artists.  Encouraged by early successes, she became recognized as an outstanding talent in southern New England.

Boghossian’s paintings have won regional and national awards in watercolor, oils, etching and monotypes.  One of her pieces was chosen for the prestigious American Watercolor Society’s Annual National Exhibition and is a four time winner of the Grumbacher Gold Medallion Award in watercolor.  In 1996 she won a medal at the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club in their Annual Exhibition.  In 1998 she received the Mary Hill Memorial Award in Water Media at the same Art Club.

Joan prefers to paint outdoors during the early morning and late afternoon light which gives the most startling contrasts and very special glow.  She finds working in all media is a challenge for each medium has a special quality and seems to work well for different subjects.

She is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society and an elected artist member of other art associations: the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club of New York, the Providence Art Club, Mystic Art Association, the Copley Society of Boston and the Art League of Rhode Island.  Her paintings have been shown in museums, art associations and galleries, primarily in New England but also throughout the United States and abroad.  They are included in private and business collections.

A native of Newport, RI, Boghossian lives in Pawtucket and maintains a studio in Providence and another in Narragansett.

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