Oil on Canvas

The depth and richness of color and texture of the oil paint itself is of utmost importance to me. My paintings are composed of pieces of color, all being mixed with precision. Working on canvas is the gold standard of painting. The surface breathes and responds to the stroke of the brush.
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Oil on Archival Paper

The paper responds differently to paint. Where the canvas gives back, the paper encourages a faster, more spontaneous approach. Paper has freshness and a lack of formality. While working on both surfaces is crucial to my expression, my approach to each is distinctive.
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About Joan

Joan's education, recent shows and artist statement.
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