Joan started painting late in life, although creative activities were always a part of her life. In 1990 J. Harrison picked up a paintbrush, some watercolors and began expressing her fascination and love of flowers. Married, mother of three, with a set of twins, as an IT professional she had so little time to devote to her love of painting. Joan painted a lot of floral pictures, sold a few and gave away many – watercolor was her chosen media. In 2018 she decided to try painting with acrylics and literally fell in love with the media, producing dozens of paintings in various categories. Today she is using acrylics to paint the subject she loves best – flowers.