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Lady in Blue Hat
pastel and watercolor
19 x 24
E.T. Phone Home watercolor
15 x 30
acrylics on canvas
24 x 30
watercolor 15 x 30
mixed media 20 x 24
monotype 10 x 12
acrylic on paper
16 x 20
(941)365 9960 or
- Available by appointment only.
Flamingo Collage - mixed media 16 x 20
Joan Peters was born in Paris where she
grew up surrounded by masterpieces at the Louvre, the Musee du Jeu de
Paume and the Orangerie. She later lived in Barcelona, Spain, and Geneva,
Switzerland before returning to France.
Graduating with a Master’s in Law from the Paris Law School, Joan also
attended the Ecole du Louvre where she studied Art History. On the advice
of her father who was certain that a career in art would lead to
starvation, Joan embarked on a business career. She took over a
manufacturing company of office supplies and within a few years
successfully brought it back from the brink of bankruptcy to
Impressed by her success, the owner of a multinational food corporation
hired Joan to open its New York office, where she spent ten years in
various capacities. Her work took her all over the U.S. and the world,
including China, Hong Kong and Bali.
In the 1990’s, after moving to Florida with her husband, Joan visited Fort
Lauderdale’s historic Bonnet House, donated to the state by Evelyn Fortune
Bartlett. Joan was inspired by Mrs. Bartlett paintings and decided to
return to her interest in art.
She began taking art classes at the Boca Museum Art School and Florida
Atlantic University, and continued her studies with Mildred Reich, Maris
Platais and George Shedd.
she is a member of the Art League of Manatee County, Art Center
of Sarasota, St. Petersburg Art Center, Artists’ Guild of Manatee,
Women Contemporary Artists, National League of American Pen
Women and the Sarasota Arts Council.
Although Joan has worked in watercolors, pastels and oils, she now favors
acrylics and is exploring its many possibilities. She takes great pleasure
in painting and enjoys communicating her love of color to her viewers.
In 2002, Joan opened the Joan Peters Gallery located in the “Village of
the Arts” in Bradenton, Florida. In the short space of a year it has
become one of the most popular spots in the Village and a favorite of
visitors to the area. Her work is in private collections worldwide.