Joan Gladstone learned to draw and paint at Boston University's School of Fine Arts and the Laguna College of Art + Design. She has painted contemporary representational oil paintings for more than 20 years. It brings her great joy that her collectors call her work "colorful, beautiful and happy." She and her husband Ed have lived in Laguna Beach for more than 25 years.
Joan has a deep affinity for the beach. She spent every summer of her childhood at a beach near Coney Island. She has explored the undersea world as a certified scuba diver. Joan's vibrant paintings bring Southern California's beach life and sunshine to homes all year round.
Many prestigious fine art exhibitions have exhibited Joan's paintings. They include:
California Art Club
City of Laguna Beach
Crystal Cove Conservancy
Hilbert Museum of California Art
Huntington Beach Art Center
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
Sawdust Art Festival