Joan says: I am a classically trained artist specializing in the methods and materials of the Great Masters. Each paint color is hand-ground by mixing dry pigments with Black Oil. As I paint, I add touches of Maroger Medium, also made by me. The formula and techniques have been formulated to replicate those used by artists in 17th and 18th Century Europe. I love how these paintings seem to radiate light from the inside! I want my fruits and vegetables to vibrate with life in spite of them being "still- life!" Currently I apply this traditional medium to ever-evolving compositions when I travel to an island ten miles off the Coast of Maine every summer.