Joan is mostly a self taught artist but did study
painting for three years with the Open College of the
Over the years she has attempted most subjects but has always maintained a preference for still life and now devotes her art almost entirely to this subject. She finds it fascinating to collect together a few simple domestic objects from around her home, select a limited palette and create a spontaneous piece of work. She loves the challenge of exploring ways of portraying her chosen subject matter in a contemporary way. She now works mainly in oils but will experiment from time to time with other mediums.
She exhibits widely throughout Hampshire and has won several awards over the years for her work. In 2014 she had two paintings selected by the Society of Women Artists for their 152nd Annual Open Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.