About the Artist:

Joan is a local East Bay Area self taught working artist of 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.”
During that time she expanded her work in acrylic, oil, mosaic and encaustics. Now that her children have left the nest, Joan, her husband John and Augie their Jack Russell/art critic have relocated to Oakland.  She has been featured in many art shows in the Bay area.  Her artwork has been shown recently at The National Encaustics Juried Art Show, Buena Ventura Art Gallery in Ventura, Ca., The Winter Solstice Juried Art Show at the 4th St Fine art Art Gallery in Berkeley, Ca. and The New York National Juried Art Show 2016. Sh is currently a featured artist in the publication, "American Art Collector", 2016 edition.

 “Art will always be my own way of being painted into reality.”  Joan