Johanne Cassia

New England Folk Artist

Johanne Cassia is an authentic, accomplished New England folk artist who has been painting for more than 20 years. She is one of a limited group of artists preserving the history of our country through depictions of 17th and 18th-century American life. Her paintings of seascapes, country landscapes, and homestead life reflect our country’s early beginnings and the family traditions many of us still value today. Her work reminds us of our heritage, simpler times, and the importance of friends and community.

“I paint to capture the history, traditions and spirit of America.”

– Johanne Cassia

TV and Publications

American folk artist Johanne Cassia’s fine art, home, business, and classes have been featured on WCVB-TV and in publications such as:

  • A Primitive Place
  • Country Sampler Magazine
  • North Shore Life
  • Folk Magazine
  • North Shore Living
  • Old Home Journal

She gained recognition from the Essex Heritage Foundation when she co-founded “Woman-Owned Businesses on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway.”



Johanne Cassia, “New England Folk Artist”, has a lifelong passion for American history, antiques, and art. She lives with her husband in a 300-year-old colonial home in Ipswich, MA. For more than 22 years, she has been running her shop, gallery, and studio in their 1800’s barn. She is a self-taught artist with a natural design ability.

Her background includes:

  • Painting
  • Teaching
  • Speaking
  • Fundraising
  • Antiques
  • Shopkeeping

She has given folk art painting classes in her studio and throughout New England in various locations including: libraries, private residences and museums.

Always Happy to Talk to Art Enthusiasts

Visit Johanne Cassia and get to know her and her original paintings, framed prints and artist cards by visiting her at Olde Ipswich Shop & Gallery, Ipswich, MA. She loves when people come to her shop so she can get the chance to speak with them about the origins of the painting and personally connect with them.