Joan Gladstone studied at Boston University's School of Fine Arts and the Laguna College of Art + Design. She has painted oil paintings that celebrate beach life for more than 20 years. It brings her joy when people say her work is "colorful, beautiful and happy." She and her husband Ed Gillow have lived in Laguna Beach for more than 30 years.
Joan has a deep love of the ocean and beach. She spent every summer of her childhood on 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 and offices 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