Joan Arent

Artist Statement


My mixed media stylistic paintings are high energy, active, and colorful, and the feelings evoked become personal to each individual who views my work.


Art is an opportunity to escape to a different place. For me the process of creating offers  excitement, freedom, intrigue, and at the same time, a sense of peace. Through the push, pull and splattering of my materials I seek to engage the viewer in my creative process.


Each piece reflects my love of movement, energy and the joy in the world. I hope to inspire in my viewers the power of positive thinking.

Training and studies


Joan has studied & worked in:

Belgium, Switzerland, France & Italy

Bolivia, Tunisia & Uganda

Also at the Institute of Art in New York City

Princeton University

Metro State College, CU Boulder

Art Student League of Denver

Art Institute Alexandria, Virginia

Also with Stephen Quiller in Creede, Colorado


Intensive Studies Seminars:

Skip Lawrence

Alex Powers

Fran Larson

Christopher Schink

Katherine Chang Lu


Joan is a Member of:

Evergreen Artists Association

Evergreen and Foothills Art Center and

Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators



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