Joan La Mantia
Joan was born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1956. She loves working in any media: acrylics, watercolours, oil sticks, pastels, collage and printmaking. Her approach is very experimental and enjoys mixed media. Joan is developmentally disabled but her attitude towards art and painting shows no disability. Joan can often be caught up with a joyous intensity when she is involved with her paintings. The first image below is the mixed media on canvas work entitled Flowers, 1995 (48 x 36 inches).