About Joan Gantz
Joan Gantz, a native of New Jersey, is a professional visual artist who paints in all mediums. She has studied under various artists at The LBI Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, The Yard School, and the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts. She is also a critical care nurse, educated at Seton Hall University and Rutgers University.
Artist Personal Website: joangantz.com
I am compelled to paint as my response to objects and experiences. It is a distinctly personal dialogue between my environment and my use of line, shape, and color. I believe this is why I straddle the line between objective and abstractive subjects.
My painting has developed through many phases of media. Presently I am working in acrylics and markers incorporation collage materials for texture. I love the diversity on a variety of support surfaces. My subject matter has evolved from strongly representational to purely abstract. I give deliberate intent toward movement and emotion through my palette, brush strokes, and texture. Engaging the viewer for a shared creative experience is my primary goal.
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