BIO STAND!, 2015 14.5 x 16.5 inches Acrylics / Graphite / Canvas finished in resin on wood panel “My Shadow appeared and I started painting. Guess we can never escape ourselves.” Joan Scheibel is a contemporary abstract painter currently living and working in Los Angeles. Scheibel received a full scholarship from the prestigious Otis/Parson College of Art and Design and would later study Illustration at Platt College of Design. Scheibel established a notable seventeen-year career within the field of graphic design owning a business at the forefront of album packaging, branding and advertising. Turning her attention inward for a more personal form of expression, Joan has pursued a fine art career for nearly a decade. Her work quickly earned acknowledgement from collectors, peers, and galleries throughout California, New Mexico and New York, and she is a consistent winner of the juried ArtSlant Showcase awards given to emerging and mid-career artists that exhibit both great potential and commitment to their practice. In her current ‘Liquid Series’ the evolution of Scheibel’s work is easily discernible as the fusion of past practice and technique is now met with certain nuances. The viewer is easily captivated by the movement and energy of the work, and further engaged by the depth in the often hidden subtleties.