Joan uses watercolour or acrylic to capture much of what she observes in strong colorful pictures, a skill acquired from a lifetime career in commercial art. Born in the Beaches area of Toronto, Joan was an honor graduate & scholarship student of Northern Tech’s art program, and continued her art education at Seneca College, Kodak of Canada, and Nikon Canada, as well as studying with several well known Canadian and American artists. Joan established J.J. Commercial Art Inc., and during her commercial career, continued to paint and exhibit.
Joan’s artwork has been displayed at numerous galleries throughout Ontario. Her art is included in collections in Britain, Portugal, Spain and the U.S. and Canada. Joan’s wide range of interests, subject matter and love of colour is reflected in her artwork. She is a member of the Stouffville Studio Tour, the Society of York Region Artists and the Roadside Painters.