About the artist - Joan Doerr

Joan Doerr’s bold, expressive abstract paintings are predominately inspired by different aspects of the Edinburgh landscape, including the Botanic Garden andthe decay of the weathered sandstone buildings of the city’s New and Old Towns.

She works intuitively and instinctively, often applying and removing layers of paint and drawing until she is satisfied with the depth and atmosphere of the paintings. Sometimes the work is almost melancholic and haunted, but more often is vigorous and celebratory.

Joan Doerr has been painting seriously for just over ten years, has exhibited widely across Scotland, and more recently has shown in London (Royal Academy and Discerning Eye), and in Bath and Suffolk.





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