Joan Baldwin



  • MORNING MOTH, oil on canvas, 40 x 51", 2021 ABOVE & BEYOND
    MORNING MOTH      oil on canvas, 40 x 51", 2021
    Morning Moth, oil on canvas, 40 x 51", 2021
  • IT'S A PARTY!, oil on canvas, 34 X 42", 2021 ABOVE & BEYOND
    IT'S A PARTY!      oil on canvas, 34 X 42", 2021
    It's a Party!, oil on canvas, 34 X 42", 2021
  • CELESTIAL MEETING, oil on canvas, 34 X 42", 2021 ABOVE & BEYOND
    CELESTIAL MEETING      oil on canvas, 34 X 42", 2021
    Celestial Meeting, oil on canvas, 34 X 42", 2021
  • FINE DINING, oil on canvas, 34 X 42", 2021 ABOVE & BEYOND
    FINE DINING      oil on canvas, 34 X 42", 2021
    Fine Dining, oil on canvas, 34 X 42", 2021
  • GARDEN TOAST, oil on canvas, 34 X 42", 2021 ABOVE & BEYOND
    GARDEN TOAST      oil on canvas, 34 X 42", 2021
    Garden Toast, oil on canvas, 34 X 42", 2021
  • CATALOGUING, mixed media, 2021 UNINVITED GUESTS
    CATALOGUING      mixed media, 2021
    Cataloguing, mixed media, 2021
  • BEHIND THE CURTAIN, mixed media, 2021 UNINVITED GUESTS
    BEHIND THE CURTAIN      mixed media, 2021
    Behind the Curtain, mixed media, 2021
     


ABOVE & BEYOND / UNINVITED GUESTS
Kingston Gallery, Boston, 2021.

MAIN GALLERY: Above & Beyond
Vintage chairs, architectural details and outdoor environments mix it up in this group of oil paintings. The chairs and other furniture have left the house and feel settled in wild patches of fields and in gardens. My images consist of fantasies; a chair tipsy after drinking wine, a chair sitting high in a tree observing a bird. My Cape Cod memories somehow seem contemporary to me though, as if they are still to be enjoyed. Others have their own memories to pass on to future generations.

CENTER GALLERY: Uninvited Guests
What do you do with uninvited guests? We've had our fair share of critters and creatures and they settle in at the house when we aren't there at Cape Cod. They have wings and little stingers that make your life miserable when they get territorial and attack you. However, they're worth studying, labeling, categorizing and mounting on boards with pins.

They can be attractive or creepy, making themselves comfortable in our living room, but their real habitat should be outside.