Born 1967. Joan studied analogue photography at the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle, Wa. She lived for 22 years on an island off the coast of Washington, raising her daughter and working as a freelance photographer in her rural island community. She taught darkroom photography grades 9-12 at Spring Street International School 2007-2010 and showed her work regionally, of note with the SJIMA and Concepia Gallery in Friday Harbor Wa.
Her earliest creative influence was her mother at the sewing machine making patterns freehand and elevating her love of fabric to an art form. A layered experience that informs her approach as a visual artist and intention through the photographic lens.
She lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.