aster grows in many areas, including fields, wetlands, woodlands, and alpine areas. the name aster originates from Greek mythology, meaning “star”, as the flower head is said to be star-like.
joann marie studied art at emily carr university in vancouver, canada, where she developed an intense desire to bring beauty and goodness to the world through art. she adores color, and uses it as a way to express emotion, and see the world in a unique way. she lovingly portrays the beauty of the human spirit and the natural world around her through the use of light and value. she lives on the canadian prairie in alberta with her husband and four children.