My passion is for the natural world, and I am especially drawn to water, rocks and trees in their spectacular variety. I work in sculptural acrylics, with texture, color and shapes giving a three-dimensional effect. My landscapes and seascapes are inspired by my travels and enhanced by my imagination.
Joan has been a painter for most of her life, starting in oils, and discovering acrylics in the 1970's. Raised in upstate NY, she studied art and architecture at Cornell University, and art at Colorado College. Her first exhibitions were in Tunis, Tunisia, and Washington, DC as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Through the years, she has continued studies and shown at art centers around the US and in North Carolina, where she has lived since 1978. Joan has exhibited and sold works across the Southeast in galleries, museums and other venues and also in galleries in New Mexico and California. Joan's artworks are in many private and public collections across the US, in Canada and abroad. To view her work, visit her website.
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Last updated: January 8, 2020