JOAN DARFLINGER is a nationally known Master artist, art teacher, author, and national art TV personality. After more than 30 years of teaching thousands of students at the Joan Darflinger School of Fine Art in St. Charles, Illinois, Joan is now enjoying the next chapter in her life as she focuses on painting for pleasure, part-time teaching, and conducting painting retreats. Joan offers art classes at the Quinlan Visual Art Center in Gainesville, Georgia, as well as traveling workshops all over the country. She also conducts World Wide Artists' Adventures, which are en plein air painting retreats all over the world for fellow artists and non-artists. Joan has conducted these painting retreats in Monet's Garden, Giverny, France, as well as many beautiful locations throughout the United States, Italy, the British West Indies, Switzerland, and Germany.