Joan draws inspiration from the beautiful California coastline and her travels around the world. She pursued drawing and painting at Boston University’s School of Fine Arts and the Laguna College of Art + Design. Her contemporary oil paintings are noted for their bold, harmonious use of color.
Joan has a deep affinity for the ocean. She grew up swimming every summer near Coney Island and later, scuba diving some of the world's magnificent reefs. Her seascapes convey the dynamic movement of Laguna's waves and surfers while her landscapes capture scenes from bicycling trips off the beaten path.
Joan's paintings have been accepted into a host of juried fine art exhibitions including:
Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League
City of Laguna Beach
Crystal Cove Conservancy
Huntington Beach Art Center
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association