Before moving to South Carolina, Joan ran two advertising agencies and was the Marketing and Advertising Director for a real estate and insurance company in CT. As a single mother, she went into real estate sales full time to support her two children.
Since remarrying and then moving to South Carolina nine years ago, Joan has plunged back into the fine art world full time. She is a member of SOBA (Society of Bluffton Artists), Art League of Hilton Head Island, and the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA). Joan is also a member of the newly-formed South Carolina chapter of NAWA.
Joan is an instructor at Art League Academy and has taught Abstracts from Realism to the Beaufort County teachers, washi taping techniques and the Zentangle art form to art students, and to the inmates at the Allendale Correctional Institution, SC.
Joan has had several independent art shows locally, both at SOBA and the Art League, plus has shown her works in New York, Washington D.C., Savannah, and at the University of SC in Beaufort, SC.
Joan’s awards include 1st Place Pastel (and People’s Choice, same painting),1st and 2nd Places Mixed Media, 3rd Place Acrylic, several Honorable Mentions, two awards from the National Association of Women Artists, NYC, and juried acceptance into 2021 and 2023 National Biennele art exhibits.