Born in Chicago, Ill. High school art major and Institute of Lettering & Design graduate. Also studied at American Academy of Art, Chicago, and the Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Canada. Through the years, employment consisted of Wall Décor Product Designing, Calligraphy, and Fine Art Painting for publishing companies.
After two pilgrimages to Israel and the Holy Land, her focus and passion turned toward Sacred Art Iconography. Joan's art and faith are very connected.