Joanne was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. After retiring from a career as a Petroleum Engineer, she was able to find time to delve into the world of art. She took many art classes and workshops, exploring a myriad of mediums and subject matter.
Joanne, her husband and their three orange tabby cats relocated to Vancouver Island in 2016. They were barely settled in when Joanne began to immerse herself in an amazing art scene that offered incredible creative opportunities for artists and creators of every skill level. In 2018, another artist introduced Joanne to “dotting” mandalas on rocks and a fire to create art with acrylic dots was lit within! Dotting landscapes, trees and local wildlife with acrylic on canvas came next; a pointillist was born!
Joanne has shown her work in local venues, shows and galleries in Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanaimo, Duncan, Brentwood Bay, and Sooke, B.C. Joanne is a Signature Member (AFCA) of the Federation of Canadian Artists.