We have a vision to become a regional art center for artists and all who are interested in art.
Our mission is to support the artistic growth and development of all who want to create art as well as those who are currently creating art.
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Jeannette's first recollection of doing any type of art was after third grade. She designed and sewed 'Story Book' doll clothes, as well as designing and sewing many of her own clothes through high school.
As the years passed her love of color and creating never waned. Doodling on office note pads was the closest she got to doing any kind of art. A fulltime career, family and exchange students filled all of her free time. She did manage to take a few Decorative Art and ceramic workshops.
After retirement, she took art classes at Clatsop Community College and workshops in Washington, Oregon, the Azores, Trail's End Art Association, and others. She creates in acrylic, colored pencil, oil, watercolor, and collage.
Why does she paint? For Jeannette painting is the process not the end product. Art is her meditation - the calming point in her life. A pencil or brush in hand takes her to those far way places in her inner soul where only she can go. Now being a member partner in The Astoria Art Loft LLC, and other art groups has brought her love of art full circle - from "the viewer to the artist".
As part of her lifelong passion for art, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Ph.D., paints in watercolor, water media including acrylics and inks, pastel and collage including assemblage. In addition to her work as a free-lance writer and educator, her painting allows her to continue developing her creativity and technical skills.
Pomeroy-Crockett works primarily wet-into-wet and strives for dramatic value patterns. Bright colors, an emphasis on the play of light, and a touch of whimsy mark her paintings. Although she enjoys painting a wide variety subjects, she especially enjoys painting animals.
Pomeroy-Crockett was a juried member of the Arizona Artists Guild and is currently a juried member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. She has exhibited in numerous juried art competitions. Her work is in private collections in various parts of the U.S., England, Canada, and Switzerland.
Currently, Pomeroy-Crockett is part owner of the Astoria Art Loft where she gives painting classes.