CSPWC, IGOR, SCA
Born and raised in Montreal, Joanne is an artist with deep Maritime roots, presently living in Truro, Nova Scotia. A contemporary realist, she creates both oil and watercolour paintings with a tonal softness and quiet atmosphere which has become her signature. With a passion for light and depth, Joanne's art investigates the subtle details and patterns found in nature and everyday subject matter. Each painting invites the viewer to simply take a moment to pause their busy day…to enjoy, and unwind. Primarily self-taught, Joanne has painted since she was a child, enjoying all forms of craft and art. She was elected to the prestigious Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC) in 2002, the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) in 2005 and the International Guild of Realism (IGOR) in 2015. Joanne’s work has been featured in several calendars and fine art prints, as well as Nova Scotia’s Contemporary Artists, Vol. II by Dee Appleby in 2010. Her paintings have been juried and exhibited nationally in CSPWC Open Water on six occasions, and in venues including Halifax Government House, Public Archives, The Halifax Club, Saint John Arts Centre, John B. Aird Gallery (Toronto), Robert’s Gallery (Toronto), Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, Festival of the Sound (Parry Sound) and several private galleries. Joanne’s work has won numerous awards and continues to grow in favour with collectors across Canada, the US and abroad.