Joana has been painting for most of her life, and made the commitment many years ago to devote her professional career to being an artist .Most of her professional career has been painting mostly abstact. A few years ago, after buying a house in the Blowing Rock area, landscapes inspired her tremendously. Each time in the Blowing Rock area new scenery inspired new paintings of the areas she loves so much! Her paintings are rich in color and deep in thought, which are transformed onto her canvas and allows the viewer to experience what she does. Joana is represented in several galleries throughout the Southeast and has had shows as far away as New York. She has many corporate and individual collectors thrughout North America. Artist Statement: The sufaces of cracked worn sidewalks and the walls of old buildings are the insiration for my abstact paintings. These surfaces that reflect history ,memory and the layers of passing time.Metaphorically, they reflect the process of life.It is these layers of “Life” rememberd,partialy rememberd,or long forgotten that create the patina of soul.