Joan has always been interested in all kinds of art. In high school she had a very good art teacher who let her help paint scenery for the school plays. This led to a life long interest. After Joan graduated she spent six months at Long Beach City College learning pottery and watercolor. For many years she worked as a freelance artist before moving to Christina Lake in the nineties. It was here that she met the Christina Lake Group of Seven and continued to use her talents to create stunning visuals of the area. Joan has been in love with art for seventy years and still to this day is passionate about every piece she creates.