Joan Blond
Joan Blond

Exhibition Bondi – Summer Series at Art2Muse Gallery 8 – 21 January 2019

Launch 6pm – 8pm Thursday 10 January 2019

Joan Blond is a contemporary abstract artist based in Yellingbo in the Yarra Valley, Victoria. After working in the legal profession for 25 years, Joan has returned to her first love of painting. Mostly self taught, Joan’s creative side was nurtured by her mother who constantly shared her love of painting and drawing.

Joan works from her home studio in Yellingbo in Victoria’s lush Yarra Valley and is creatively motivated by the location and the relaxed atmosphere if offers. Mostly using acrylics with substance to add texture to her work, Joan paints generous blocks of colour overlayed with repeated patterns, bush motifs, and energetic line work.

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 held 2 solo exhibitions and has exhibited in numerous group shows. Her works are held in private collections throughout Australia, New Zealand, USA, Germany and Hong Kong.

 

Artist Statement

I am a Melbourne based abstract expressionist living in Yellingbo in the Yarra Valley. My work is heavily influenced by my beautiful rural surroundings, connection to the land and positive energy. I find great fulfilment in delivering work that brings about emotions of happiness and excitement to those whom own and view my art.

For me, my work is a journey, ever evolving with continuous growth.  I am blessed to share my stories and to evoke emotion through each and every piece.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016    Linden Gate Gallery, Yarra Glen, VIC

2014    Linden Gate Gallery, Yarra Glen, VIC

 

Group Exhibitions

2018

Art to Art Gallery, Bulleen, VIC– Group Exhibition (Aug 2018)

Exhibition with Jessie Rigby – Online Exhibition “Light & Dark” (Aug 2018)

Art to Art Gallery, Bulleen, VIC – Pop Up Exhibition & 10 New Artists (May 2018)

Guggenart, Malvern, VIC – “Local” (April 2018)

Art to Art Gallery, Bulleen, VIC – Pop Up Exhibition (April 2018)

 

2017

Art to Art Gallery, Bulleen, VIC “Large Artworks for Living Spaces” (July 2017)

Art to Art Gallery, Bulleen, VIC – Pop Up Exhibition “All New Artworks” (Aug 2017)

Art to Art Gallery, Bulleen, VIC – Pop Up Exhibition (Oct 2017)

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