Joan is a renowned, globally collected professional artist specializing in oil painting and collage. Her painting’s evoke images from her extensive travels and draw upon her Provincetown Heritage, where her grandfather and great grandfathers were all Scottish, Irish, and English Sea Captains. Joan received her BFA from RIT and studied with Henry Hensche at the Cape School. Her career began as a Graphic Supervisor, then as an Adjunct Professor she taught Advanced Drawing, Collage and Oil Painting at RIT. In 2000 she was granted a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency at the Twin Towers in NYC and later a Residency at one of the National Seashore Dune Shacks. These days Joan paints at her studio/home in Provincetown.
A strong believer that the work should speak for itself. She has said painting is “memory reconnected, a revisiting of emotional content…There is no logical explanation of visual data. A person stops, looks… all is on the canvas and the viewer is now in the arena of new experiences. A painter’s mandate is a good-faith attempt to capture the fleeting visual beauty of our relationships with worldly stimuli. In a glimpse resides an eternity.”
Locally, Joan’s work can be found in Provincetown at the Kiley Court Gallery, 445 Commercial Street. 508-487-4496 and in South Beach Miami, FL at Williams-McCall Gallery. Joan’s work can also be found www.joancobbmarsh.com and www.kileycourtgallery.com
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