oan élan Davis is an established artist with over thirty national
museum and gallery exhibitions and numerous solo exhibitions. Her paintings have been included in good company with artists such as Bartlett, Cassatt, Krasner, Matisse and Tamayo to name a few. In addition, her paintings are included in private and corporate collections throughout the world. Davis has been commissioned for hotel and restaurant projects, exclusive private residences, fundraising efforts and auctions. Formally trained in New York and Connecticut, Davis now resides in San Francisco and Lake Tahoe where her surroundings provide inspiration for many of her varying series. Joan's organic forms stem from her imagination and her colors reflect the emotion and energy of an experience. Her abstract process includes using cardboard and floor work and her more defined floral pieces include layers of charcoal and graphite drawing intermixed with colorful glazes of paint. Joan élan Davis currently shows in NYC, LA, Palm Desert, Lake Tahoe and San Francisco as well as internationally. She works out of two private studios in Lake Tahoe and San Francisco and exhibits at her own 3000 square foot exclusive art showroom at the San Francisco Design Center. No matter the style or series, each and every painting by Joan élan Davis pleasantly evokes a timeless sense of élan and joy of life. The heart she has created for the 2011 San Francisco Hearts & Heroes Foundation reflects her Wildflower Collection of paintings combined with the Design Elements Davis used to help create the 2011 tote bag for this year's luncheon.