|JOAN RAINEY DAY
Studios began as a wildlife art gallery in Cambria, California in 1982. Drawing
on a formal education of zoology and art at Mills College, biological
illustration at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, and ten years of wildlife painting
experience, studio owner Joan Rainey Day began painting on silver and
handcrafting wildlife earrings during the slower winter days in the gallery.
Seven years of cross-country travel then followed, making earrings and setting
up accounts across the United States, in partnership with Cambrian Goldsmith in
1990, Joan began wholesaling her wildlife designs in order to remind us of the
beauty, dignity, and inspiration found in our natural world. Today the business
is expanding from just jewelry to include wall hangings, nature signs, wildlife
ornaments, and original and custom art.
Exploring the wondrous beauty and interrelationships of life on our planet has, since childhood, been Joan's primary focus. Believing that we are intimately related to and involved with every life form on the planet and that the whole of nature is a symbiotic relationship drives her to continually learn about and appreciate our interconnectedness. Joan's desire, when designing, is to portray the inherent beauty, dignity, and spirit of each species so that we may relate to and connect to the essence of its being. She finds joy and guidance in nature and receives great pleasure in creating small remembrances of this beauty to share.
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