New York native, Joan McLoughlin, is a contemporary artist working in acrylics and mixed media, sometimes incorporating photo transfers into her abstract and semi-abstract paintings. Her expressive and imaginative work uses vibrant, lush color. Joan says, “I am, by nature, a very structured, by-the-rules, perfectionist type. Art gives me the opportunity to be bold, confident and spontaneous.” The joy of painting is evident in her work.
In 2000, after earning a degree in Studio Art and Photography at Notre Dame University of Maryland, she exhibited her work in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia. Now living in Wilmington NC, she is represented by Art in Bloom Gallery and Eclipse Artisan Boutique. She has also exhibited at Wilmington International Airport Gallery, Arts and Health at Duke University Hospital and numerous solo and group shows. Her art can also be seen in the permanent collection of the Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College, at her home studio and website www.joanmcloughlin.com.