“Freelancing in Creativity”
A self taught artist who since the 1990s has concentrated almost exclusively on detailed architectural renderings of theatre exteriors. Joan is the former president of The National League of American Pen Women Suffolk Branch. She was admitted into the League for Outstanding and Unique Illustrations. She is also a member of the oldest Art Group in Suffolk, The Wet Paints Studio Group of Sayville.
Joan keeps her pulse on new cinema releases by working with the Sayville Theatre and the Cinema Arts of Huntington. Movies premiers and after parties fine tune her interest in the movie industry on a more person level. She also contributes movie reviews and commentary for sayville.com.
When Joan wants to get away, she simply goes to her studio and will express her emotions and feelings in a piece of art, realistically or in an abstract form. She has successfully executed art in various mediums – Oil, Pastel, Chinese art, Pen/Pencil and most recently, Water Color.
She has been commissioned to do renderings for Historical Societies, Community Organizations, and private House Portraits. Her boutique line of Note Cards can be found at Museums and up scale Gift Shops.
A first-generation Irish-American, Lengyel was born in Chelsea. She spent much of her time growing up on East 40th Street in Manhattan within the view of the Art Deco Chrysler Building and during the days of the glorious Movie Palaces.
Her interest in cinema history has lead to membership in The Theatre Historical Society of America and The Cinema Theatre Association based in London. Attending international film festivals in Glasgow, Berlin, Toronto, New York, California intensifies her passion. Promotion and marketing for actors and film makers can be extremely rewarding for someone in the arts.
Joan shares her interest in movies with her interactive program “The Magic of Main Street Movies” which she presents at Libraries, Historical Societies and Senior Centers in The Tri-State area. Joan includes her need to “act” as Part of her programs. Her latest adventure will be to the Golden Globes.
Joan is pleased to be part of Women Sharing Art.