Curated by The Conn-Artist Studios' Constance Vlahoulis
Artist Joan Murphy -
Selected works NOW available in Flat Rock, NC
Highland Lake Inn- Seasons Restaurant
Joan's Show: 10/6/16 Closed 2017 Easter Sunday
HATS ~ Opened 4/26/17
CLOUDS ~ Opening 7/27/17
Posana Restaurant in Asheville
Posana is a contemporary American restaurant in the heart of downtown on Historic Pack Square. Reservations 828-505-3969
1 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28805
The Adler Gallery is located in the lovely private dining room. You may visit ANYTIME they are open unless there is a private event being held. PARKING available on the street or in the city garage less than a block South. Call Constance with questions.
A little tease with these iPhone pics ;-)
"Here and There"
by Local Artist Joan Murphy
Welcome to Posana’s current art show, in their beautiful Adler Gallery.
Joan Murphy is a professional artist living in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Her medium of choice is oil on canvas. The subject matter chosen reflect her views of the, Here and There places she has loved & resided in during her long successful career.
Joan began her art journey in New Orleans drawing fashion ads in the 1950‘s before photography took over in the newspaper industry. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Joan started to draw when she was just three years old and never stopped.
You will find a photo of that first drawing on this website TO FOLLOW - can't wait to get it!
San Fransisco was Joan’s next stop working ten more years as an advertising manager doing it all; copywriter, layout, and drawing the finished art for the ads. In 1970 she listened to her inner muse and began painting.
In Carmel, California, owners of the prestigious Zantman Galleries, noticed her work among the co-op of artists. In joining that gallery, her popularity and sales soared. Johan and Gertrude Zantman gave her two shows a year, one in Carmel and another at their Palm Desert location. There, Lucille Ball and husband Gary Morton not only purchased one of her large works, Lucy altered the design of their Master Bedroom around Joans painting. The Morton home was featured in Architectural Digest much to Joans delight.
(this is a link to a later issue- still looking for the decades old article).
Next stop in the ‘90‘s: Ameila Island, Florida. Thinking it may be a good time to sell her California home, (it was), Joan moved closer to family in Amelia Island. Joan’s self described charmed life took another turn when the Waterwheel Gallery began to sell many works.
Always ahead of the curve, Joan moved to North Carolina in 2005. Although she lives in charming Hendersonville, Joan
feels she belongs in Asheville, which reminds her of countless rejuvenating NYC jaunts and experiences.
Now, in 2016 at just 88 years young... we are so proud to introduce this remarkable woman Joan Murphy to you.
She still paints with the same enthusiasm of that tiny little girl who drew all she saw with such joy!
For purchases and commissions, please contact Joan’s agent and Curator of this exhibit, Constance Vlahoulis of
The Conn-Artist Studios & Co.
Or email Constance: Click HERE