About Joan Hughes

Joan's work has been called "French Chic". That is probably due to the influence of her painting master, Brodie Shearer, who passed on to her a deep appreciation for the innovations of European artists such as Cézanne, Picasso, Bonnard, Dufy, Matisse, Monet, and so on. From them, Joan takes her strength and attention to pictorial structure and colour planes. 

Joan has had an eclectic career. As well as being a professional artist she has also spent years as a natural health coach and a business coach. Having left her business life behind in February of 2018, to return to her career as an artist, Joan now divides her time between family, enjoying the city she lives in, and doing paintings from her travels.