Joan’s work concerns odyssey. Odyssey is rooted in human experience and has a degree of observation and intimacy.┬áHer childhood was spent in a North Atlantic Irish landscape of ancient rocks, sea and huge skies. Living now in North Kent, her work is about trying to make sense of these experiences and it deals with fragments of memory and the patina of time.

Her love of colour comes from her painting and her first training as a printed and woven textile designer. Although enamel has an in built fragility, it is, for Joan, the perfect medium for creating a lasting image.