Vibrant contemporary oil paintings


About the Artist


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.

Seascapes and Landscapes


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 and tours in the U.S. and abroad.

Portraits and Commissions


Please contact Joan to discuss commissioning a portrait, a painting inspired by a favorite photograph or a variation of one of the paintings featured in this website's gallery. She looks forward to collaborating with you.