A Toronto ON native, Joan has an honours degree in Fine Arts from the University of Toronto 1971. After this, a teaching degree lead to a 32 year career as a high school Visual Arts teacher., and as Department Head of Visual arts , and then Arts and Technology for 22 years at Michael Power St. Joseph High School in Toronto.
. During her early years in teaching, she painted large acrylic stains and had several art shows; her last in 1982 while pregnant with her first son. With a family and working full time, Joan found little time to paint until retiring in 2004..Since...more