2018 LBI Artists Open Studio Tour > Joan Gantz at Firefly Gallery (click here to see more art)

Firefly Gallery
15 N Long Beach Blvd
Surf City, NJ

Artist Statement
My painting has developed through many phases of media. Presently I am working in oils and enjoy their texture and diversity on a variety of support surfaces.
The subject matter of my work has evolved from strongly representational to purely abstract. Although I frequently utilize representational objects as a source of inspiration, they are not readily determined in a finished piece.
I give deliberate intent toward movement and emotion through my palette, brushstrokes, and texture. My desired goal is to engage the viewer for a shared creative experience.

Joan Gantz is a professional visual artist who paints in all mediums. She is also a critical care nurse, educated at Seton Hall University and Rutgers University.
Exhibits and Awards
152nd Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, Phila. PA
Ashenfelter, Slous, McDonough and Trevenen Montclair, NJ February 2015, 2014, 2013, 2014, 2015
Anshe Emeth Juried Show New Brunswick, NJ Merit Award December 2012
NECA Corporation Whippany, NJ 2012
Long Beach Island Foundation Member and Student Exhibit Merit Award 2010, 2009