After working in the legal profession for 25 years Joan Blond has returned to her first love of painting.
Joan is an abstract expressionist and contemporary artist based in the Yarra Valley, Victoria.
Mostly self taught, Joan’s creative side was nurtured by her Mother who constantly shared her love of drawing & painting.
Joan loves painting generous blocks of colour and her style is vibrantly expressionistic, often incorporating energetic line work.
Joan mostly paints using acrylics with substance which add texture to her work and at times works with oil paint. She also loves experimenting with different mediums & washes.
Joan works from her home studio in Yellingbo in Victoria’s lush Yarra Valley and is creatively motivated by the location and the relaxed atmosphere it offers.
Joan also takes many cues from contemporary design and her love of interior design. She loves working with homeowners and designers looking for paintings with a custom colour scheme.
Joan has had 4 solo exhibitions and had works included in numerous group shows. Just this year Joan has exhibitions with the following galleries:-
Art2muse; Sydney Road Gallery; Guggenart Gallery; Art to Art; The Peisley Street Gallery, Gullotti Galleries, 19Karen Gallery and Rochfort Gallery.
Joan’s work has been featured in popular magazines such as Home Beautiful and House & Garden and in 2018 featured on the TV series “The Block”.
Joan’s paintings are held by private collectors throughout Australia, New Zealand, USA, London, Germany, Singapore and recently Hong Kong.