“Artist and author, Joan Levy Earle likens her artistic approach to that of Emily Carr, choosing to reflect a spirituality into her tree-filled landscapes. Joan says: “A search for the spiritual connection – a desire to touch the soul of the observer – colour thrust upon the canvas in abandonment to the promptings of one’s inner being is the ultimate desire of my heart.”
After more than thirty solo exhibitions in the past forty years, Joan’s preferred medium is oil, but she uses oil pastels and watercolours on her sketching trips.
Lately, she has found inspiration in Wassily Kandinsky whose 1914 book, now reprinted under the title of “Concerning the Spiritual in Art”, states: “That is beautiful which is produced by the inner need which springs from the soul.”
Mostly self-taught, Joan was mentored by Cornwall’s own Grace MacLeod, and Kingston artists Antanas and Anastasia Tamosaitis. She was further encouraged by her visits with A.J.Casson. Her work has been purchased by collectors across Canada, and the U.K.
The author of eleven non-fiction books, Joan writes stories of faith and perseverance. For fifteen years, she has written a weekly column in the Standard-Freeholder called HOPELINES. Further information at www.JoanLevyEarle.com”