I'm Joan Mansson. Previously a librarian. Always an artist. When I was old enough to hold a pencil, my mother gave me old photos and cards to draw on. We were poor, so paper was an expensive commodity for a toddler, and old photos were handy. Now I have lots of paper.
Of late I have been involved in an affair with tropical fish. I'm drawn to (no pun intended) their organic lines and magnificent palette. That they rarely touch ground (underwater) makes them ethereal, and their eyes hold secrets we may never know. Below is a sampling of my fish portraits.