How Joan and Jack Quinn Built a Major Art Collection Based on Friendship


BAKERSFIELD, CA — The way artist Joe Fay remembers it, not long after he met Joan Quinn she made a very simple request that would turn out to be a great help in his future: “You ought to do my portrait.” He took her advice and within a short period of time Fay had created colorful semi-abstract portraits of Joan and her husband, Jack. Two years later portraits of their daughters, Amanda and Jennifer, followed. “Joan was sweet and encouraging,” Fay recalls. “She got the portraits published in Los Angeles Magazine and more commissions came along at $1,200 apiece.”