Joan became interested in art and painting later in her life, as her children were growing up. She began to take many art courses, and ended up majoring in fine art at Ventura College in California.
Joan experiences painting as a meditation, an in-depth searching for soul. Abstract art, therefore, is her direction. “It frees me from the boundaries of realism, and besides - it’s fun!”
Joan often uses heavy texture in her painting to add another dimension to her work. She is also a member of an art group in Northern Virginia known as the Visual Expressions Art Group of Four Seasons.