Joan Kresek teaches drawing, painting, illustration, typography, visual design and media usage, with background experience in Illustration and Graphic Design / Publication Design. As a professional artist, she is a realist; her intention is to create art that is strongly representative of the essence of the subject matter, using media ranging from acrylic paint on canvas to resin casts.
Kresek paints for both galleries and commission. Her work is in collections in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North and South Carolina and Colorado. Besides painting, Joan constructs dioramas with a focus on natural history and teaches drawing, painting, and media usage.