Photo by  Mark Klotz

Photo by Mark Klotz

ABOUT ME

Joanne was born in South Africa, and has made Vancouver her home. Growing up in the Southern Hemisphere and moving to the Northern Hemisphere, with it’s switch of seasons, constellations, and light has informed her artwork. Her love of the ocean and coastline has continued on the Pacific Northwest by the Salish Sea, but her focus remains on the figure and drawing. In the tradition of late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Bathers paintings, she paints swimmers — modern bathers — and nudes, subjects consistent throughout art history that still allow artists to express new attitudes towards the living form.

Joanne regularly attends life drawing sessions where she enjoys the practice and challenge of drawing the figure. She loves line and colour, the play of light and shadows, and the negative shapes that frame and hold our bodies.


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GROUP EXHIBITIONS & ART EVENTS

2019 – North Shore Art Crawl, Welch Street Studios, North Vancouver

2018–2019 West Vancouver Utility Box Art Wrap Program, juried submission, District of West Vancouver

2018 – Hot One Inch Action, one-night juried show of Button Art, Vancouver

2018 – Venus Rising: Drawings and Paintings, Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre, North Vancouver

2018 – North Shore Art Crawl, Welch Street Studios, North Vancouver

2017 – North Shore Art Crawl, 195 Pemberton Studios, North Vancouver

2017 – Simply Drawing Annual Show, Simply Drawing Life Drawing

2016 – North Shore Art Crawl, 195 Pemberton Studios, North Vancouver

2016 – Simply Drawing Annual Show, Simply Drawing Life Drawing

2016 – FANS Grant Recipient for Artistic Production (Funds for the Arts on the North Shore) 

2015 – Harmony + Discord: Group Exhibition, Harmony Arts Festival juried group outdoor show

2015 – Whistler ArtWalk, Whistler Arts Council juried summer event

2015 – Simply Drawing Annual Show, Simply Drawing Life Drawing

2015 – From Here to There, a Progression in Art, Whistler Arts Council juried group show

2012 – North Shore Art Crawl, 195 Pemberton Studios, North Vancouver

2011 – North Shore Art Crawl, 195 Pemberton Studios, North Vancouver

2011 – A Touch of Paris, Open House at 195 Pemberton Studios, North Vancouver

2010 – Anonymous Show, North Vancouver Arts Council’s lightly juried annual fundraiser

2008 – Moss Street Paint-In, Art Gallery of Victoria’s juried annual outdoor event

2008 – Hot One Inch Action, one-night juried show of Button Art, Vancouver

2003 – Pintura, OpenAir Gallery & Studio, Vancouver

2003 – Pintura, Artist in Residence, Vancouver

2000 – Fire Hall Theatre, Vancouver

1994 – Grad Show, Capilano College, Vancouver

 

PUBLICATIONS

Cover illustration – Pique Newsmagazine, 12 May, 2005

Figure Drawings – The Lyre, Volume 10, 1994; Capilano College’s journal of contemporary literature and arts

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Painting the Figure & Portrait, with Justin Ogilvie, Whistler Art on the Lake Worksho 

Expressive Acrylics, with Suzanne Norscott, Whistler Art on the Lake Workshop

Drawing, Mixed Media Painting Techniques & Textile Printing, Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, Vancouver

Basic Photography, Langara College, Vancouver

 

EDUCATION

1989 – Graduated High School, Fish Hoek Senior High, Cape Town
(Art subject through all schooling & 2nd art subject off-site 1988-89, Textile Design, Frank Joubert Art Centre)

1994 – Studio Art Diploma, Capilano College, Vancouver

1991 – 1st Year Foundation & Textile Design, Ruth Prowse Art School, Cape Town, South Africa