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Joanne VanBrunt

  • Lexington Park Library 21677 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Blvd Lexington Park, Maryland 20653 (map)
Joanne VanBrunt

Joanne VanBrunt

Artist Statement

I was born and raised in Maryland and was one of twelve children. My family was poor and we lived on farms. It was very interesting growing up in this crowd, but we have all done pretty well. I have raised 3 beautiful children with the help of God. I worked hard while raising my children and owned and operated a couple of businesses, one of which a Real Estate Broker and Owner for about 20 years. In 2013 I lost my husband of 23 years to cancer. I am now retired and life has changed so much. My mother invited me to go to an oil painting class with her and it turned out that I really enjoyed it. I’ve been told that my paintings are good. Now I’m wanting to go a step up to showing  and possibly selling some. God has been good to me recently he brought to me a very nice gentlemen who is now my new husband oh, how life changes, we were married in June 2015.

My paintings are a product of something that catches my eye. I will study on it and think on it for a while and then paint it. I like mountains and snow scenes but this does not stop me from painting anything else, like animals, ponds etc. I have a wide verity of paintings.

Lexington Park Library


Joanne VanBrunt

Thursday, May 19
5 - 7pm
Show runs May 1 - June 1, 2016

This Art Gallery is proof of the power of one woman’s hard work!

Candy Cummings had a vision to create an exhibit space in the Lexington Park Library, which would display the artwork of local artists.

The Library Board agreed that this would enhance  the library experience by exposing library  customers to the beauty and power of original art.

In 2005, the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery was created and through Candy’s hard work  and dedication her vision became a reality.

In 2014, the St. Mary’s County Arts Council agreed to take over the coordination of the Gallery and Candy donated funds to create an Arts Council Library Gallery Fund which will provide for its ongoing support.

THANK YOU to Candy Cummings!

One woman who has truly made a difference  to our library and to our community.

If you are interested in displaying your art in the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery, contact Nell Elder at or 240-309-0686

Make Art part of your next Library visit!
Check our the Library website for other programs and events

Earlier Event: January 30
Michelle Vicieux
Later Event: July 1
Joanna Macaulay