Joan Schnuerch is originally from Berlin, Germany, where her nickname is Joschi
and pronounced in English as yo-shee. Joschi has a degree in Fashion Design,
which is where she discovered her talents with pencils. After graduating college,
she moved to the United States and discovered that art would continue to be an
active part of her life. While first moving to Queens, NY, she took an art course with
the Famous Artists School in Westport, CT under the tutelage of Norman Rockwell,
Robert Fawcett, Ben Stahl, and others.
It was years later, after raising a family on Long Island, NY, that Joschi moved to
the Bradenton/Sarasota area in Florida and started to paint more seriously with a heavy focus using
oil paints. While oils were becoming her passion, she also worked with watercolor and acrylics. She
further developed her style, influenced by the Impressionistic artists and concentrates on landscapes,
seascapes, portraits, and capturing movement in people, Joschi has been a member of the Women
Contemporary Artists (WCA) of Sarasota and has been exhibiting for 20+ years in the Manatee and
Sarasota Art Centers and local galleries.