Artist Joan Carver

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       For Florida artist Joan Carver, the desire to paint started when she was old enough to hold a paintbrush.  Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised her early years in Ohio, and western Pa, Joan was drawn by the ocean.  After finishing college in the Pittsburgh area,  Joan started her travels across the eastern states with her husband.  Joan, driven by her love for the impressionistic style art and the water, set out to discover her love of anything tropical. The nickname "misplaced southerner" became true when all of her sketchbooks of her vacations were filled with beach scenes, palms, shore birds, children playing in the sand, and the water... Most all of her paintings, currently, are of water, water reflections and the water's surface shapes and colors. After settling in Charlotte, North Carolina, Joan taught art in both private and public schools for over 23 years.  Her love of teaching unfolded the dream of her life, to share her experiences and knowledge of art with children by opening her own art school.  Joan owned and operated the art school "The Wizard of Art" in Charlotte/Concord, North Carolina for 18 years, where she brought the joy of art to both children and adults.  Joan was driven to expand the futures of every student who walked through the doors, by helping to mold the lives of her young students, many to become designers and architects.  Joan is currently working on a book depicting her many experinces of teaching and creating art over the years.  Her first published book titled "Joan Carver" contains a collection of her artwork; her second book, out in Feb. 2009 - titled "Making a Splash", contains artwork for a Solo Exhibit (Feb. 2009) by the same name...and proves that she is making a splash, with her artwork, in the [...]

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