am often asked - What kind of flower is that? or Where is that house?
I can't always answer these questions because, my art does not always
come from what I see at the moment, but rather from visions of nature,
flowers, and architecture that come from my mind and my heart."
Joan, a native
of New Jersey, has lived in the Bay Area for over thirty-five years,
and has resided in Sonoma County since 1992. Early on she did oil
paintings, but most recently has devoted all of her artistic endeavors
to watercolor and watercolor collage. She has studied with several
local artists including Marge Gray, Judy Greenberg, Sylvia Miller,
Susan Cornelis, and Phyllis Rapp. Joan has taken workshops from
Betsy Dillard Stroud and Lian Zhen, and she attends a yearly workshop
given by Barbara Nechis in Calistoga, California.
experimenting with things that change the painting such as salt,
liquid rubber, starch, plastic wrap, etc. She loves to let the paint
flow in its own direction looking for
unexpected results which then lead to the correct conclusion for
the painting. She strives for originality in approach, concept,
technique and subject matter and almost all of her paintings are
abstract or expressionistic.
has appeared in local art shows, galleries, wineries, and fairs
and she has won numerous awards for her creative watercolors. Her work
can be seen in private collections all over the United States and
in Europe. Joan loves watercolor and has been a very active member
of the Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County since its conception
Post Office Box 2084
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: (707) 433-6714
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26" x 22"
29-1/2" X 22-1/2"
28" x 22"
"Climbing the Hills"
Winner of Honorable Mention - Aqua Areas 2005
27" x 22-1/2"
"Alberi del Fiore
26-1/2" x 24-1/2"
29-1/2" x 22-1/2"
"Jokers and One-Eyed Jacks"
29-1/2" x 22-1/2"