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Introduction

Welcome To Joan Art Gallery

I believe my work as an artist is to allow life to come through me in all its beauty and horror and not be devastated by it. Life is tremendous, learning to allow it all through takes time. One has to build their stamina for allowing life to come through them and allowing life to take the shape it desires in art
1. In December, 1984, I began a series of portrait paintings of renowned performance artist, Linda Montano. The series became a chronology of Linda’s seven-year performance, expressing her experience with the seven main energy centers in the spine (Chakras).
2. This work with Linda Montano changed the direction of my work. I never attempted traditional portraiture or strived toward a realism I had originally been fascinated with. I used colors, I never dreamed I would. I painted strange poses, working from tiny figurative pieces to 3ft heads.

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Joan Art Gallery


Paintings, like dreams, need to be born for their own sake. As an Artist, it is my responsibility to hone the skills of my craft. and worst of life to come through me without being devastated in the process.