Joan Baldwin

  • Joan Baldwin

    Horse Sense, oil on canvas, 33 x 42 inches, 2016.

    Horse Sense
  • Joan Baldwin

    Human Sensation, oil on canvas, 33 x 42 inches, 2016.

    Human Sensation
  • Joan Baldwin

    Chicken Territory, oil on canvas, 33 x 42 inches, 2016.

    Chicken Territory
  • Joan Baldwin

    Crow Cries, oil on Masonite with collage materials under plexiglass, 27 x 33 inches, 2017.

    Crow Cries

Artist Statement

Over the years I have expressed my ideas in a variety of artistic forms. The medium has been pastels and oil paintings, using furniture with human qualities as the subject matter. Then I combined Cape Cod images and actual human figures to convey similar ideas. The inspiration for these new abstract works is the Nauset marshes at Cape Cod where I go for walks and contemplation. From the paths that I follow, I'm intrigued when I see the unusual plant life that is unique to this salty area. The marsh grasses' swirls and shapes form a strange world that is a catalyst for my imagination, which I'm expressing visually through oil paintings, terrarium type containers and installations.

Artist Bio

Besides exhibiting at Kingston Gallery since 2003, Joan has been a participant in a variety of invitational and juried shows, such as Home: Self, Sprit, Space at Clark University, Claiming the Spirit at Brandeis University, Close to Home, a juried exhibition at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, Connecticut and More Unique Seats at The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury. She has received many awards, including the exclusive finalist award in works of paper from the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Artist's Grant Program. She has been reviewed in Art New England, The Boston Globe and most recently Artscope.

Joan has lived and worked in the Boston area since 1995. She graduated from Purdue University with a B.A. in art education and has supplemented her education in Charlotte NC, London and Boston, including courses at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her studio is at River Street Artists, part of Waltham Mills Artists Association in Waltham, MA.

Work available on Artsy


Above & Beyond; and Uninvited Guests, September 29-October 31, 2021
Troubled Landscapes, group show on Artsy, June 1-30, 2021
Off The Wall, group show on Artsy, March 1-31, 2021
In SHAPE, group show on Artsy, December 1-31, 2020
Dreams Within, group show on Artsy, August 31-September 30, 2020
Our Universal Language, group show on Artsy, April 30-May 29, 2020
Solitary, October 30-December 1, 2019
Unkempt Gardens, December 5-30, 2018
E. Orleans, July 5-30, 2017
Relay, January 4-29, 2017
The Marshes, June 1-26, 2016
Details, June 3-28, 2015
Out and About + Cocoons, April 30-June 1, 2014
The Marshes, June 5-30, 2013
Sit & Be, April 4-29, 2012
Shade... no Shades... no Shadows! April 4-29, 2012
Kingston Gallery Annual Members' Exhibition, August 31-October 2, 2011

Press Releases + Media

"Matter Out of Place: Domestic and Wild Scenes from Joan Baldwin's Inner World," Kingston Blog, " October 30, 2021.
Above & Beyond and Uninvited Guests, Press Release, August 11, 2021.
"Solitary by Joan Baldwin." Kingston Blog, November 19, 2019.
"Joan Baldwin: Unkempt Gardens and Chris Maliga: Lamenting Echo." Kingston Blog, December 13, 2019.
"Nature, Body, Mythology," October 28,2019.
"All about E. Orleans by Joan Baldwin." Kingston Blog Thinking About Art Out Loud, July 10, 2017.
"The Marshes, by Joan Baldwin." Kingston Blog Thinking About Art Outloud. June 2, 2016.
Joan Baldwin's The Marshes Presents Surreal Glimpses of the Wildlife of Cape Cod.
Elizabeth Michelman, "Bucolic Innuendo." Artscope. May/June 2016, Reviews: p.30.
Shana Dumont Garr, "Nature in Flux: A Studio Visit with Joan Baldwin." Kingston Blog Thinking About Art Out Loud, May 18, 2015.


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