As a friend, and Joan's web designer. I am deeply saddened to have just learned of her passing. As an art curator in New Haven, CT, I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to meet Joan in 2003, become friends, and to sponsor an exhibit of her paintings at the time of her 30th Year Class Reunion of the Yale University Law School that November. I was hoping to do the same in 2013, but she had to cancel her plans to attend her 40th at Yale, due to health concerns. Joan was a kind and brilliant friend and will be truly missed.
~ Johnes Ruta, independent curator & writer; Art Director New Haven Free Public Library
Please view her wonderful paintings: http://joantumpson.com/