Joan was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB and during one of her frequent trips to the Winnipeg Art Gallery with her mother and twin sister, Van Gogh’s paintings of “Sunflowers” and “Crows in the Corn Field” made a lasting impression. These influences of the early expressionists such as Van Gogh, Gauguin, and the Symbolist Redon continue to inspire her.
Further influenced by the Color Field painters of the 1960s, Joan’s paintings are lively, gestural compositions of form and movement.
Joan’s sculpture pieces reflect her interests in the work of the old masters and modern-day sculptors.
Joan completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at the University of Victoria under the tutelage of advisor Doug Morton of the “Regina Five.” She learned the old-world traditional techniques with a classical emphasis from Jean Birnie at Artistically Speaking in Edmonton, AB.
Joan has taught drawing, painting, sculpture, cartooning, and portfolio preparation in Trail, Edmonton, and Victoria and currently conducts ongoing classes for children and adults at Artistic Statement Gallery & School of Fine Art in Victoria, BC.
The Trail Art Club and West Kootenay of British Columbia juried Joan Hill’s annual exhibitions.
Day and evening art instruction classes are available for children and adults – drawing, painting, sculpture, and much more. Click here to view Artistic Statement Gallery & School of Fine Art flyer.