Art Innovator
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Vision  from Within....



Founder and Art Director of the Association of African-Canadian Artists. Producer and Curator of their annual travelling COLOURblind exhibits.  Developer and Curator of numerous exhibits for fortune 500 companies and educational institutions throughout Canada and the USA.

Five year member of the board of directors (FMC) for the  "Scotiabank Caribana Festival"  Produced and guest curated  their annual art exhibits held at the "Royal Ontario Museum"  Toronto Canada.

The ROM Exhibits

 Practicing artist for over 30 years.  Produced and sold over 8000 works that can now be found in private and corporate collections, museums, universities, hospitals, libraries and city Halls, throughout the world. Participated in more then 300 group and solo exhibits in Canada and the USA


Citytv Interview



Cool Art Commission


New Works


   “Photo Artistry” – “Distorted Realism” 

This is a new language in artistry.  It is the pushing of photography beyond the boundaries of the conventional.  Each of Joan’s new works originates from a photo, she recognized anything photograph can be pushed further.  An innovative way of layering, blending and applying various effects and filters, thus allowing her to create limited edition works that are printed on Fine Art canvas.  Joan’s newest collection was inspired while on safari in Africa. 

This new and innovative technique allows the ability to capture and emit, bold, beautiful and vibrant colours. It interprets and conveys her vision and gives her the freedom to create works that intrigue and allows room for the viewer’s interpretation.

View images in galleries Below....


All works are printed on gallery style 


Wired and ready to hang

 Large 40"x30"  - $225.00

 Medium 30"x20" - $195.00

A Different Work

Small Works - Polished Gems

 A delightful collection of "Acrylic Pours" on 8"x10" 

 Canvas boards wired and ready to hang.

You will easily fall in love with these colourful little paintings 

"Become A Collector"

Visit this gallery sometime...

Artist Statement

It has been my aim from the onset of my career, to produce art that will become a vehicle that aesthetically links my past to my future.  I have striven to document and educate myself and others about my rich culture and heritage.  I have endeavored over the course of my journey to present an artistic, positive, presentation of the African Diaspora.  -jb



  100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women 

2010 New Pioneers Recipient for Art


Bermuda Canadian Association Recipient for Art 

Women of Great Esteem Recipient for Art USA

Certificate of Merit NY State Assembly 


Certificate of Achievement NY State Senate USA


100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women 

- The Book -

Who’s Who in Black Canada

Hopes and Dreams

Black Women in Canada Leading the Way



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Joan Butterfield

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