This quarter local artist Joan Vienot is exhibiting 12 smaller works, mostly local landscapes but also including a few from her travels to Colorado, Tennessee, and North Georgia. An awarded plein air painter, Joan’s work reflects the immediacy of a moment in time, when the artist is immersed in the sights and sounds, painting the scene live, herself in the moment of the experience. Pictured is “Marina Light”, painted en plein air in Niceville.

See her work at J.Leon Gallery, 13370 US Highway 98, Miramar Beach, FL 32550. The Gallery is located between Mollega Eye Care and McCaskill Jewelry. J.Leon Gallery is open from 11 AM to 6 PM Tuesday through Saturday, and has a special Sip N’ Stroll viewing from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on the First Friday of each month, offering a glass and a snack while you wander through the beautiful artwork. Joan will attend this month’s Sip N’ Stroll August 6. Later this month Joan will be joining 10 other artists for an artists retreat to paint en plein air on the coast of Maine. For a virtual preview, go to