Joan Cho, M.D.

Attending Gastroenterologist, Yale Health Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

My primary media has been watercolor because it is remarkably versatile and intrinsically beautiful. It can be both spontaneous and guided, graceful and powerful. I find that techniques in watercolor enable me to explore the expression of art more boldly, testing limits of what can be communicated. The unexpected nuances in this medium are creatively very exciting. Watercolor can evoke the wonder of breathtaking moments, capture the fleeting facial expression, reproduce nature’s unusual patterns and reflect the complexities of structure in the manmade world.

Since starting seven years ago, I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to paint a variety of subjects including portraits, landscapes and architecture for private and institutional collections and commissions. I also enjoy being part of the thriving art community at Yale and the broader community. I am an elected Board Member and Treasurer of the New Haven Paint and Clay Club—at 118 years, it is one of the oldest art clubs in the United States.

Joan Cho Tide