Joan Blond is an abstract expressionist and contemporary artist based in the Yarra Valley, Victoria. She works from her home studio in Yellingbo and is creatively motivated by the location and the relaxed atmosphere it offers. Mostly self taught, Joan’s creative side was nurtured by her Mother who constantly shared her love of drawing & painting. Joan loves painting generous blocks of colour - her style is vibrantly expressionistic, often incorporating energetic line work. Joan mostly paints using acrylics with substance, which add texture to her work and loves experimenting with different mediums, washes, and at times works with oil paint. Joan also takes many cues from contemporary design and her love of interior design. She loves working with homeowners and designers looking for paintings with a custom colour scheme.
Joan has had 4 solo exhibitions and had works included in numerous group shows. In 2019 her works can be seen in exhibitions (solo & group) with the following galleries: Art2muse; Sydney Road Gallery; Guggenart Gallery; Art to Art; The Peisley Street Gallery, Gullotti Galleries, 19Karen Gallery and Rochfort Gallery.
Joan’s paintings have been featured on the TV series, The Block and are held by private collectors throughout Australia, New Zealand, USA, Germany, Singapore and recently Hong Kong.