Joanne is a British-born expressionist artist who has been living and working in Switzerland since 2007 and now lives in Holzhäusern ZG.
Despite a fear of heights, the principal subjects of Joanne’s large and colourful works are the Swiss landscapes. She traces this influence to her father, who fell in love with Switzerland on a school trip to Luzern from England in the mid-1950s and who became a painter before his death when Joanne was 2 years old.
“Switzerland was a huge part of my childhood memories and a little wooden house which my father brought back from his visit, now to be living in wooden houses I realise how wonderful the universe can be”.
Joanne’s passion for her subject requires regular mountain excursions as she only works from her own sketches and impressions and her photographs. She works almost every day on her paintings, collages, and prints and typically works on two paintings at once.
Joanne has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons), in Visual Art from the UK and an HNC in multimedia. Since 2012, she has been a member of the Guild of Swiss Mountain Painters. Joanne exhibits her work regularly in Switzerland, and in 2016, one of her paintings was selected for the prestigious juried, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London. Also, Joanne’s work has also been exhibited in Bromer Art Collection as part of a group exhibition.
Art Training & Qualifications.
BA (Hons) Degree in Visual Art,
Higher National Certificate in Multi-Media and Web Design
Art and Design Foundation Course, University entry 12 months.
Diploma of Higher Education in Visual Arts.
Intermediate Certificate in Art and Design Ceramics.
2012 Member of the Guild of Swiss Mountain Painters.
2013 Founder of Simply Paint,
2015 Bergwasser, Bromer Art Collection, GSBM
2016 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London.
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