Artist Joan M. McNamara grew up in a hotel in center city Philadelphia, with Rittenhouse Square as her landscape reference. Seaside summers and extensive travel and study have expanded her scope and vision. The artist is a graduate of Manhattanville College and the Ecole du Louvre, Paris. She also attended PAFA and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She currently resides in Gladwyne.
Joan has been a member of Muse since 2009.