Joan has been interested in art and drawing ever since she could hold a crayon in her hand. She has taken painting and drawing courses through University, and attended The Banff Centre, for a blissful summer of painting. Since her family has grown up, she has returned to her art, focusing on painting in watercolour and acrylic. She has attended courses in painting at Loyalist College, The Haliburton School of the Arts and completed various workshops.