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Roots of the Susquehanna River

By Joyce Williams

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Joyce Williams is a graduate student in the Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program in Art Education and obtaining a Master’s of Education in Art Education. In her second year of graduate studies at Millersville University, she painted this series in her Advanced Painting class. In her Roots of the Susquehanna River series, she explored the idea of strength provided by the foundation of roots of the trees that sustain enormous flooding from the Susquehanna River. Joyce is continuing in her studio classes to advance her knowledge as an art educator.

Author's Note: 

Thank you to my professor, Dorothy Frey, for all the support during this painting
series and the inspiration to paint outdoors.

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Joyce E. Williams at

Keywords:  Susquehanna River, floodplain, tree roots, plein air painting

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