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Joan Sebastian

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20120515052252-kuko__heva_60x30_oil_on_canvas
Kuko Heva, 2009 Oil on Canvas 60x30
20120515053621-ki_i_pohaku__60x42
Ki'i Pohaku, 2010 Oil on Canvas, Collage 60x42
20120515054104-goldylocks_60x40
Goldylocks, 2010 Oil on Canvas 60x40
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makamai, 2009 Oil on Canvas 32x50
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Nana, 2010 Oil on Canvas 50x30
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Lawai'a, 2010 Oil on Canvas 56x40
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Triangle, 2011 Oil on Canvas 56x56
20120617023714-multikahn_40x30
Multikahn, 2011 Oil on Canvas 40x30
20120618183217-mane_o_60x40
Mane'o, 2009 Oil on Canvas 60x40
20120618183633-savage__i__48x32
Savage, 48x32 Oil on Canvas 50x34
20120618183856-cupid__50x34
Cupid, 2009 Oil on Canvas 50x34
20120618184126-massuse___awapuhi__28x38
Massuse & Awapuhi, 2011 Oil on Canvas 38x48
20120618184249-ahi_loko_28x48
Ahi Loko, 2011 Oil on Canvas 28x48
20120618184511-with_ball
Ole' 2012, 2012 Oil on Canvas 56x40
20120623200126-handstand_38x48
Headstand, 2012 Oil on Canvas 38x48
20120623200506-in_my_country__men
In my country men..., 2011 Oil on Canvas 52x26
20120623200711-kamehameha
Kamehameha, 2008 Oil on Canvas 50x40
20120623200836-rain_dance_____50x38_
Raindance, 2008 Oil on Canvas 50x38
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Birth year
1952
Lives in
Encinitas, CA
Works in
Encinitas, CA
Schools
UMass Boston, 1987, BA
School of the Museum of Fine Arts | SMFA, 1986
Representing galleries
Elaine Beckwith Gallery, Noel-Baza Fine Art
Tags
nude males, hawaii painting, figurative
Statement

 

I paint nude men. Sometimes I paint nude men with women.  People all react differently to the male nude.  It pleases me when the reaction is positive.  I don't paint porn.  I paint beauty.   I am often introduced as "This is Joan, she paints nude men".   It seems to be shocking to paint the male penis.  The female penis, though, the clitoris, is allowed.   They are both simply a part of the body.  A beautiful part that all of us are curious about, but don't allow ourselves to look. 

 For the last eight years I have been going to nude beaches in Hawaii, meeting and painting fellow nudists.  Like myself, they feel comfortable going nude. We feel connected to the natural beauty of Hawaii. There, beauty surrounds us...the churning sea, the sandy beaches, strings of clouds, sunrise and sunsets.  It is there, in Hawaii,  that I sketch the beautiful people: the travelers, the hippies and the locals.

I hope you will enjoy seeing paintings of some extraordinary and ordinary friends, both men and women.  People who trust me to immortalize them.  People with whom I have shared truth and beauty and the ocean....my friends of Aloha.