Joan Paley, a native of Connecticut,
has studied Art at Connecticut College, the University of Hartford,
and the Art Student's League of New York.
The source of Paley's artistic inspiration is nature. Her lyrical
landscapes and florals display a unique blend of subtle color
and dramatic form in perfect harmony and composition, creating
a lasting response in all who view her work. She paints a world
of beauty, light and happiness exuding with joy. The colors
vibrate from her work, suggesting landscapes and floral forms.
Although the viewer can depict a floral or landscape, realism
has been eschewed for abstraction. Her nature studies suggest
sensual shapes and color rather than generic origins, stimulating
the imagination and leaving the viewer with associations unique
to his own experience. Her paintings translate beautifully to
both silkcreen and lithography. Vivid color and form make the
transition from oils to limited edition prints both dynamic
One Woman Shows
Pepsico, Purchase, New York Westlake Gallery, White Plains Explorers
Club, New York, N.Y. Carroll-Condit Gallery, White Plains, N.Y.
Mamaroneck Artist's Guild Gallery, Mamaroneck, N.Y.
The Collection, Rye, N.Y.
Armonk Juried CAS, Armonk, N.Y.
Bedford Juried CAS, Bedford, N.Y.
Westchester Spring Arts Festival, White Plains, N.Y.
Eighteenth Annual Exhibition of Connecticut Artists, Norwalk,
Canton Artists Guild, Canton, Connecticut
Art Student's League, New York, N.Y.
Work included in the New York Graphic Society Ltd. book of Fine
Art Expo New York, New York Coliseum, March 1981
Los Angeles Art Fair West; Los Angeles, California, September
Fine Art Acquisitions; Paris, New York, London
The Museum Gallery, White Plains Library, White Plains, N.Y.
Clay Gallery, New York, N.Y.
Nena's Choice Gallery, Bergdorf Goodman, New York
Red Piano Art Gallery, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Burkhart Gallery, Bridgton, Maine