Joanne Orth

Orth has always loved art and spent much of her time drawing. Choosing to pursue a career in science and medical education, Orth had little time to devote to her love of painting. Later in life when her physical limitations began to increase, Orth began painting again as a way to relax and find fulfillment. Painting has given her a “new lease on life” and helped her overcome many challenges. Over the past twenty-five years, Orth has developed a love of subjects with strong, contrasting values, selecting both local sights in Pennsylvania and scenes she recalls from her travels as her subjects. Orth uses a variety of media including watercolor, acrylic and pastel. She is a member of the Flying Colors Artists’ Group and the Delaware County Art League and routinely exhibits her work in their group shows. Orth has taken part in the Yellow Springs, Daylesford Abbey and Immaculata Art Show along with other local and regional exhibits. Her work has been featured in one-man shows at the Darlington Fine Arts Center, the Hardcastle Gallery in Centreville, Delaware and the Gallery at 5East in Media, Pennsylvania.