Joan Vienot

artist joan vienot


South Walton artist Joan Vienot enjoys painting scenes outdoors, en plein air. Her studio is in the South Walton bayou-community of Point Washington at the eastern tip of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Joan was honored to be designated a Florida’s Finest en Plein Air Ambassador by the Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition in 2016, 2019, and in 2021. She was the honored Artist-in-Residence at the Forgotten Coast en Plein Air in 2019. An avid paddleboarder and nature enthusiast, she often returns to scenic areas, palette in hand, to capture on canvas another of our magnificent local scenes or landmarks. Joan also performs live-event painting at weddings. (

Joan earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Art from the University of Northern Colorado, and was certified to teach art in the public school system, which she did for three years in Colorado before moving to Florida in 1980. A dedicated volunteer in the community, Joan has served on the Board of Directors of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (2011 to 2017). Presently Joan coordinates the Emerald Coast Plein Air Painters who meet as a group at a different location every Wednesday morning to paint outdoors in Walton and Okaloosa Counties. Email her if you would like to sketch or paint with the group.

Joan’s work can be seen at her studio by appointment (850-259-8394), or on her website ( In addition to live event painting, she also offers workshops and private mentoring in drawing and plein air painting.



(850) 259-8394
Instagram: @JoanVienotArt

You can find Joan’s work at:

Her studio by appointment
Point Washington, FL