Joan, a retired computer analyst and Colorado Springs resident, works mainly in watercolor. After retirement, she reinvented herself as an artist and her imagination has been on fast forward ever since. Her painting style can be described as realistic and painterly. Joan’s life-long avocation has become a full-time vocation.
Joan’s formal training in watercolor includes art classes and workshops from noted Colorado artists, including Martha Mans, Lorraine Danzo, Taffy Mulliken and Tom Owen. She also studied with National and International Award Winners including Stephen Quiller, at a Scotland location, and here in Colorado Springs with John Salminen, Juror for the International Watermedia Show in 2011.
Joan’s work has been accepted in a number of National Watercolor Exhibitions, and as a signature member of the Pikes Peak Watercolor society, she has shown her work at many commercial locations here in Colorado Springs, and some of her paintings are on display at Poor Richards Restrauant, Acadamey Frame Company, Stargazers Threatre. Cottonwood Center for the Arts, and the Colorado Springs Airport. Her work has also been published in three consecutive editions of the Pikes Peak Community College Art and Literature Catalog: the Almagre, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Joan is also the Webmaster for the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society.