Joan Marie creates art with exuberant joy! In doing so, she shares a passion for life that is magnetic! Whether through the eyes of a majestic eagle, a precious kitten, or a dynamic soul, her imaginative drawings glow with a force of love! Spirit animal portraits entice viewers to assimilate positive attributes of animals depicted in art to enhance their own lives. Whether a person longs to evoke courage, wisdom, creativity, or peace, this art uplifts spirits and inspires fun!
Joan Marie’s intense dedication to art began in 1969 after being deeply inspired by Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. Since then her artistic influence reached the lives of millions of people around the world with national and international representation in art licensing and a twenty-eight year career teaching. You may have seen Joan Marie’s art in print form on collector plates, stationery, puzzles, book or magazine covers and more, as her art has sold on millions of products around the globe and been collected in hundreds of private collections.
Galleries in Miami, Chicago, Denver, and St. Louis have enthusiastically displayed the radiant colors and explosive energy of Joan Marie’s original paintings. She has poured, tipped and thrown paint to transform the energy of her favorite songs into wild mystical abstractions. These explorations combined with romantic realism went on to create a magical mix of techniques seen in recent works. Fueled by ecstatic energy, she embeds positive subliminal messages into the intricate details of her work.
As an instructor of art in public schools, Joan Marie encouraged students to discover and love their unique selves while she continued on her mission to learn about the joy of life through art. Dedicated to her own spiritual path, Joan Marie has taken numerous courses to develop and support a mindset of infinite possibilities. She received a BFA in painting and drawing from Washington University in St. Louis in 1973 and went on to obtain a MFA between the University of South Florida in Tampa in 1984 and Lindenwood University in St. Louis, MO, in 2009, where she focused on classical drawing skills.
Joan Marie shares in her work what she knows to be magical in life. We have the opportunity to choose what we create, whether choosing a piece art or our lives.
Join a magical world of believing in the joys of life with Joan Marie!