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Joan is a charter member of Winston-Salem Writers in N.C., a member of South Carolina Writers Workshop, Historical Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, as well as historical associations and participates in state writing conferences, including those in N.C., S.C., and Georgia. She has won accolades at the South Carolina Writers Conference for “Best First Chapter” for Hunt House Murder and first place in "Poetry" for a short narrative poem, “Tobacco Settin’.” Chattel, historical fiction, also won accolades in “Best First Chapter” category at the South Carolina Writers Workshop. State Magazine, Down Home in North Carolina published one of her narratives.
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FINAL TOUCHES ON RIVER'S EDGE PAINTING

Joan in her studio putting the final touches on her art piece.

CITY REFLECTIONS

Like passing by a busy city at night and watching its skyscrapers reflecting in a placid lake, City Reflections, adds serenity to an otherwise busy world. Tall buildings in shades of peach and tangerine divide a golden sky from a dark aqua lake to cre ...

JAZZ CELEBRATION

For those who love music and merriment, Jazz Celebration with its horns, floating notes, and waving banners in mauves and navy, cherry rose and blue, and accents in creams and yellow, can add a happy note to any space.

CREPE MYRTLE BESIDE THE FENCE

Done in the style of Tiffany-glass art, Crepe Myrtle Beside the Fence glows with Tiffany-glass styled lighting. Each flower or “piece of glass” on the tree is painted separately as if it were glass. Each rock, each ray of sun, is its ...

MOUNTAINS OF AKASHIC MEMORY

Mountains of Akashic Memory is a depiction of a dream of a young woman who felt the landscape came from a former life experience left deep in her akashic memory.

FREE SPIRIT SKY

Another of my intuitive paintings, Free Spirit Sky is a sea of deep spinning spools of energy rising into an early dawn sky. Rich burgundies, mauves, pinks, fuchsias, a touch of deep blue and yellow, scramble to the horizon and beyond to fly into the h ...

GAIA'S SPIRIT

I painted Gaia’s Spirit on my back porch one summer afternoon, inspired only by the energy that took charge of my own inner spirit. I soon saw on my canvas a divine figure. Because I was in the Lord's sunshine and fresh air, a soft breeze swimming acro ...

THE GLORY OF SUNRISE

In greens, blues, rich oranges, touches of melon and pinks with black accents, The Glory of Sunrise depicts a foggy Shanghai river filled with sampans reflected on quiet water before the sun kisses the expectant dawn.

Warm Summer Day with Micah

Like Gaia’s Spirit, just as I put the finishing touches on the distant sky, I saw a winged being that seemingly touched the Earth and reached into the heavens. I visualized Archangel Micah, thus A Warm Summer Day with Micah. When such a ph ...

ANGELIC GUARDIAN IN A PARISIAN VEIL OF FLOWERS

I painted Angelic Guardian, a spiritual scene in a multitude of rose hues on a soft chartreuse background. While painting on my back porch one summer afternoon, inspired only by the energy that took charge of my own inner ...

PASSION FLOWER IN REDS
MAUI AGLOW

The moon rises between Maui mountains as drifting clouds filter through the evening haze. With the focus on native vegetation in rusts and greens in the foreground, and the moon in its soft glowing yellow, much of Maui Aglow is in dark blues and purples wit ...

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  • PASSION FLOWER IN REDS

    Joan worked on Passion Flower in Reds while she cared for her husband, who was an ALS patient at the time. Because his favorite color was red—and for their abiding love—this painting became Passion Flower in Red.

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  • BIRTHDAY BOUQUET

    Summer flowers in pinks, mauves and yellows arranged in a crystal vase, Birthday Bouquet has a light airy feel with the green floral wallpaper as a backdrop.

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  • CREPE MYRTLE BESIDE THE FENCE

    Done in the style of Tiffany-glass art, Crepe Myrtle Beside the Fence glows with Tiffany-glass styled lighting. Each flower or “piece of glass” on the tree is painted separately as if it were glass.

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  • ANGELIC GUARDIAN IN A PARISIAN VEIL OF FLOWERS

    The warm soft colors, their movement and their radiance, add to the perception that the figure in the center seems to take on life and assume different positions.

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  • Birth of a New Generation
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    August 19, 2016
    Birth of a New Generation
    Whimsical Roses
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    October 21, 2015
    Whimsical Roses
    THE GREETING
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    April 23, 2015
    THE GREETING
    MEETING OF MINDS
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    April 23, 2015
    MEETING OF MINDS