Joan Blond is a contemporary abstract-expressionist artist based in Yellingbo in the Yarra Valley, Victoria. After working in the legal profession for 25 years, Joan has returned to her first love – painting. Mostly self-taught, Joan’s creative side was nurtured by her mother who constantly shared her love of painting and drawing.

Joan paints generous blocks of colour in her signature vibrant expressionistic style, often incorporating energetic line work and dots for texture. She favours acrylic paints with substance but enjoys experimenting with different mediums & washes. Her work is heavily influenced by her beautiful rural surroundings and connection to the land. Joan states, “My work is a journey, ever evolving with continuous growth. I am blessed to share my stories and to evoke emotion through each piece.”

Career highlights for Joan are, featuring in popular magazines “Home Beautiful” and “House & Garden”, on TV series “The Block” and “Interiors Addict” and having artwork held by private collectors throughout Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, London, Germany, Spain, France, Singapore and Hong Kong. As a result, Joan’s work is highly sought after, and she is commissioned on a regular basis. She is adept at producing work that fits a specific brief for clients whilst remaining loyal to her own style and process. She works swiftly to uniquely depict her compositions, this efficiency drawers out the foundational form of what can be aptly described as primal interpretations of landscape. Her skill at matching colour and form with attention to the general principles of aesthetics, make her work adaptable to various elements of design, and as such highly versatile and investable.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

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 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 piece.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2020 Colour Exhibition, Art to Art Balwyn North gallery Melbourne VIC
2020 Group exhibition – Peisley Street Gallery – Orange, NSW
2020 Solo Exhibition – Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, NSW,
2019 Solo Exhibition – Gullotti Gallery, Perth
2019 Threesome International Group Show, 19 Karen Gallery, Mermaid Beach QLD, AUS
2019 Hot Summers Night Group Show, 19 Karen Gallery, Mermaid Beach QLD, AUS
2019 Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney, NSW
2018 Group Exhibition, Art and Framing, Marrickville, Sydney, NSW
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

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