Responding to the natural world, Joan Branca translates the intensity of this experience into canvases filled with energetic and colorful brushstrokes. Ms. Branca fixes in paint her experience of light, color and a sense of place. Working both in her studio and “en plein air” she weaves tapestries of color and light, inviting the viewer to observe the rhythms of nature in all seasons.

An MFA alumna of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design(Fine Arts), Ms. Branca’s mentors included Neil Welliver, Janet Fish and Paul Georges. At an early age she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine where rigorous commitment to art making and exposure to artists as mentors was her watershed experience.

Ms. Branca is represented in public, corporate and private collections. She has been the recipient of a NY Foundation for The Arts fellowship in Painting and has received numerous grants and awards for her paintings.