Joan Green


studio : 6 Vernon Street, 3rd Floor, #54
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  • Tree at Night
    2015, oil on paper, 16½ x 22½ inches
  • Dreamer
    2016, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches
  • After Reading "The Book of Night Women"
    2016, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
  • Waiting to Be Known
    2015, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches

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I find life very beautiful and mysterious. That's what I try to capture in my paintings. Though I have made art continuously since I could hold a crayon, dance and choreography has been my main career. Improvisation has been a central part of both my dancing and my visual art. In recent months, I have approached a blank canvas devoid of preconceptions. I try to postpone that moment of finding the subject matter as long as possible. I am fascinated by exploring the intersection of accident, imagination and gesture. I paint for a few months each year on the south coast of Jamaica. Spending time there over many years has resulted in a vibrant color palette that finds its way into all my work. My work has appeared in group shows, is included in many private collections and I have created commissioned works for Children's Hospital Boston and Waltham. This summer, I shared an exhibit, IN CLOSE PROXIMITY, with my husband, artist Bobby Brown at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge, MA.