About the artist:
Born in 1933, is a versatile artist of exceptional talent. She has work at the Smithsonian American Art Museum as well as at her own gallery in Islamorada in Florida. Her most recent innovation is painting on ancient coral slabs,re-creating beautiful underwater scenes on the actual substance that once formed the reefs. Joan is a master etcher and lithographer, producing prints of lyrical quality with delicate lines or powerful patterns. Her sense of color is influenced by the Gauguin-gaudy tropical hues of the Florida Keys and the cool subtle tones of the Maine coast.