Joan lives in Kibworth near Market Harborough, Leicestershire. She has been teaching Art in Further Education Centres for over 25 years. She has been Chairman of Leicester Society of Artists and President of Leicester Sketch Club.
She has had "one man" Exhibitions in Litchfield City Art Gallery, at Vaughan College, Leicester and the Haymarket Theatre, Leicester. Her work has been accepted and hung five times in The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in The Mall Galleries, London. Her work is in private collections in the UK France, Holland, Spain, Sweden and the USA.