For anyone who has ever thought of reinvention, this is a show you don’t want to miss. Artist Joan Gold talks candidly with Lynette Nutter about her life, her art, and how she decided to leave behind a very comfortable life in Venezuela and move to Humboldt County, California to pursue her dream of being an artist.
At one point in her life, Joan Gold realized, “this isn’t my life anymore.” She was a mother of four, living and working in Venezuela and yearned to be an artist. At the age of 45 Joan took a leap and moved with her four children to Humboldt County to be a full-time artist. That was 35 years ago and she has not looked back. Her art is hanging all over the world – from Hong Kong to Uruguay, Boston to Seattle. Bill and Melinda Gates are just one of a hand-full of private collectors who are lucky enough to own a Joan Gold painting. Her art is vivacious, full of life and color – it is a reflection of this wonderfully inspiring artist.
See her newest work – Joan Gold, A Joyful Eighty - at Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery in Eureka, Ca. July 5th- Sept 7, 2014. It is the first time this large gallery has given the entire space to one artist.
Joan’s work is also sold year round at the retail store Plaza, in Arcata Ca.
For more about Joan Gold, go to her web-site: http://joangoldart.com
To watch a video about Joan Gold done by Lynette Nutter click:
To learn more about Humboldt State’s First Street Gallery go to: http://www.humboldt.edu/first/exhibition.html