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, her creative side was nurtured by her Mother who constantly shared her love of drawing & painting. She 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. She 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’s paintings are held by private collectors throughout Australia, New Zealand, USA, Germany and recently Hong Kong.
Joan’s work was also featured at the Australian Reality show ‘The Block’ in 2018 episode at the Gatwick in Melbourne.
I am a Melbourne based abstract expressionist artist living in Yellingbo in the Yarra Valley.
My work is heavily influenced by my beautiful rural surroundings, connection to the land and positive energy.
I find great fulfilment in delivering work that brings about emotions of happiness and excitement to those whom own and view my art.
For me, my work is a journey, ever evolving with continuous growth. I am blessed to share my stories and to evoke emotion through each and every piece.
2018 Group Exhibition, Guggenart Gallery, Malvern VIC
2018 Group Exhibition, The Arthouse Company, Marrickville NSW
2018 Group Exhibition, Art to Art Gallery, Bulleen VIC
2018 Light and Dark, Exhibition with Jesse Rigby, On-line Exhibition
2018 Pop Up Exhibition & 10 New Artists, Art to Art Gallery, Bulleen VIC
2018 Local, Guggenart, Malvern VIC
2018 Pop Up Exhibition, Art to Art Gallery, Bulleen VIC
2017 Pop Up Exhibition, Art to Art Gallery, Bulleen VIC
2017 All New Artworks – Pop Up Exhibition, Art to Art Gallery, Bulleen VIC
2017 Large Artworks for Living Spaces, Art to Art Gallery, Bulleen VIC
2016 Solo Exhibition, Linden Gate Gallery, Yarra Glen VIC
2014 Solo Exhibition, Linden Gate Gallery, Yarra Glen VIC