Joan Schwartzman’s education is not in Fine Art, but rather in Music and the Humanities. She holds degrees in Flute Performance (Oberlin Conservatory) and Musicology (University of Arizona). Her professional career has taken her nationwide, and has demanded mastery of all styles from Baroque to Contemporary, from solo recitals to symphony orchestras. In her painting, Joan has for the past several years, immersed herself in self-teaching. The parallels she finds between music and painting are obvious in the compositions she depicts. Color, shading, nuance, form and line, all combine to create energy and implied motion. The freedom of genre and subjects chosen are most enticing to her, exactly the same as selecting musical styles to perform in concert. Her work has been shown across the Hudson Valley in New York, Milford, New Jersey and New Canaan, Connecticut. She has been a member of the Arts Society of Kingston, NY, the Carriage Barn Arts Center in New Canaan, Connecticut, and the Tivoli Artists Gallery, NY. Her paintings were selected for the juried invitational shows: BJ Spoke Gallery, NY, The Front Street Gallery, NY, International Juried exhibition, Mills Pond Gallery, Smithtown, NY, and the National Juried Small Works Show in the Upstream Gallery, NY. Residing in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Joan is a member of several local galleries, as well as the Mills Pond Gallery in New York. An award winner in the Hanover Art Guild Open exhibition, her work has been selected for regional juried shows, and twice selected for the Lancaster County, PA Arts Association National juried exhibition. In 2017 her work will be on display across Perry County, Pennsylvania, as well as the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.