Joanna grew up in Vancouver, studied art at UBC, and became an art teacher for a short while before ending up Victoria, where she has lived most of her adult life. She has worked in papier maché, done hand building in clay, explored printmaking, drawing and painting over the years. It was only when her two sons were launched about ten years ago that she returned to her art practice with intent.
Most recently Joanna was a member part of Bill Porteous’s Wednesday Abstract Art Group. Her work has been shown in juried group shows in Victoria and in galleries here and Calgary.
Joanna’s process is one of discovery and pushing the edges of colour and form.