Joan Steinman’s portraits of daily life hum with color and vibrancy. Born in Beaumont, Texas, Steinman received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Indiana University. Her work also draws inspiration from studies in Italy and France. Steinman’s still lives of flowers, vases, and textiles are cubist kaleidoscopes, the scenes fragmented by shafts of light. Her bright cityscapes capture architecture with a deftness and solidity, while still retaining the sense of light, color, and sun that saturates her interior scenes. Steinman’s painted worlds are characterized by a sense of joyous chaos but embedded with a clear sense of pattern and composition. She paints life as a swirl of color and shape—a collision part man, part built environment, and part natural world.