About the Artist
Joan is a self-taught prolific artist who spends her time creating and selling art throughout California, New York, Santa Fe, and Phoenix.
Joan’s artistic roots first started to blossom back in her home state of Ohio, where she nurtured her passion for art as a watercolorist. Both Diane Boldman and Fred Lynch, two well known Ohio watercolorists, were her mentors there. She was able to find personal enrichment as her artistic skills grew by teaching art to children and sharing the product of her talents with others on commission basis.
She moved to Santa Barbara in 1994 as she added another passion to her life, raising her two daughters. She was still able to further enrich her passion for art as she “snuck away” whenever she could to learn from a trove of fellow artists in Ojai and throughout Santa Barbara. With access to such a wealth of artistic mentoring, she enriched her artistic repertoire by involving herself in acrylic, oil, mosaic, and encaustic medium.
With each of her children now pursuing their own passions, Joan has been able to dedicate herself again to her love of art, challenging herself always with new techniques and medium under supportive glances of her husband, John, and border collie/full -time art critic, Jane Austin. She now dedicates much of her time to creating original art for any business or lifestyle space that can be purchased online.
She feels blessed to be able to spend time in between the bay area Phoenix and Santa Fe experiencing the rich cultural art scenes unique to these areas.
“The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give it away.”
Come visit my Art Gallery to see what's new!
Has been chosen to participate in the current show entitled, "Before the Monsoons" at the Steinfeld Warehouse Gallery. Opens May 7, 2022 from 4p-9pm. On display May 7-21, 2022
Can be purchased directly from the gallery. A portion of the proceeds will go towards supporting the Tucson Art Community.4
Sunset reflection on mountains and pond
Brooklyn NY during lockdown 2020
Oceanscape, Santa Barbara,Ca.
"Blossom Madness" 2