Biography

Joan Bohn is an extraordinarily devoted artist with a sense of style, presentation, and color few artists achieve. Her ongoing series: The Four Seasons, Portals, and Journeys, are a reflection of her very personal view of life. Her paintings are in private and corporate collections worldwide. Joan lives in Houston and maintains a studio in an industrial section of the city. She thrives on the energy of this urban environment, and yet, longs for the peace and tranquility she finds during summer visits to the mountains: only to become restless once again for the city. For her it is about balance - in nature as in life.  Her philosophy can be summarized by the following:  “I live in a city surrounded by tall buildings, commercial development, and all the hustle and bustle that defines “urban”.  Within this chaos I strive to find balance, and a sense of place that is derived from the stimulation of the city, redefined, and put to rest in my paintings.”

Reviews

“These images communicate the feeling of a journey, of the pauses, upheavals and revelations that accompany life’s passages.” 
- Dottie Indyke, Albuquerque Journal
“In addition to an appreciation for the textures in Bohn’s work, the viewer gets a sense that her vertically oriented panels, with horizontal bands, represent windows with a view of strange, vague landscapes.” Annabelle Massey Helber, The Dallas Observer
“…The result is work that is engaging in design and uses color masterfully.  Bohn’s pieces are intimate, and even if viewed from a crowd, they seem to speak to a single viewer directly.” – Curtis Howell, -Focus Santa Fe
“Studying every inch of Bohn’s carefully layered surfaces offered oblique references to beauty as loss, yes, but also as a continual incarnation of processes of art making that find rebirth within the forces of time, light, life and even dark despair.” – Diane Armitage, THE Magazine