My Story

Artist About the Artist:Joan is a local East Bay Area self taught working artistof many years. Originally from Ohio, she started out as a watercolorist who studied under Diane Boldman and Fred Lynch; two well known Ohio watercolorists. “During my time there, I enjoyed teaching art to children and sold my works on a commissioned basis.”She moved to Santa Barbara in 1994. During that time she was heavily involved in raising her two daughters.“I would sneak away when they were young to take classes in Ojai and at the Santa Barbara City College.”Since then she has expanded her work in acrylic, oil, mosaic and encaustics. “ I enjoy studying light, form, space and time observed in nature to express the mystery and joy of being.  It is through my art that I wish to continue to encourage others to relax, play, and love no matter what may come!“Art will always be my own way of being painted into reality.”  Joan