Joan Taylor Stokes' lifelong need to be creative has led her to many forms of art. Her work in digital scrapbooking and art journalling has been published in both digital and print magazines. However, it wasn’t until she discovered digital artistry, art that uses her photography to create artistic work, that she found her real passion. Embracing this style of creative expression, she creates art that speaks to the heart and the soul.
Her art reaches out on an emotional level, inspiring feelings of joy, peace, or empowerment and has a richness of texture and colour that invites exploration. Inspiration comes from the interesting lines, shapes, colours, and light in the world around her and the rich inner world of her imagination. Her work has been described as “painterly” and “delicious”.
Joan has spent over three years crafting her art in Sebastian Michael's various digital artistry courses. She is a current member of the South Delta Artists' Guild and a former member of Artists in the Village and the Delta Photography Club.
Joan lives in Vancouver, Canada, where she is surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountains, the forests, and the ocean. She enjoys time spent with nature, both in her garden at home and at the family lakefront cabin in the summer. Dance is her passion and is an important part of her life. Spending more time with her paints, pastels, and inks to create traditional art is Joan's latest goal.
2017 - Special Recognition award: Botanicals Art Exhibition "Purple Rain"
2017 - Special Merit award: Botanicals Art Exhibition "Passion"
2017 - Special Merit award: Figurative Art Exhibition "Enigma"
2017 - Honourable Mention: Cityscapes Art Exhibition "La Tour Eiffel"
2015, 2016, 2017 Published in numerous issues of LIVING THE PHOTO ARTISTIC LIFE, an international digital and print magazine.
September 2016 Creative Black & White Photo Artistry
March 2016 Creative Black & White Photo Artistry
2016 DREAMS AWAKE a project created with Adobe Spark.