Joanne Finnegan

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.  Joanne exhibits her work regularly in Switzerland, and in 2016 and 2021,  her paintings were selected for the prestigious juried, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London.   Also, Joanne’s work has also been exhibited in Bromer Art Collection.

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.


2013  Founder of  Simply Paint, 

2015  Bergwasser, Bromer Art Collection, CH

2016  Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London UK

2021  Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London UK

News: Current Exhibitions and Press Articles;


Kanton Zug.

Covid restrictions till September 2021


Hauptstrasse 7, 6313 Menzingen,


Me in 1987 Foundation art

Mid-Cheshire College UK


Royal Academy 2016, me climbing the stairs to my map on varnishing day.



Slowly the restrictions are lifting here in Switzerland and parts of my exhibition are open, please follow covid procedures and stay safe.


I am actively working and extremely excited to be collaborating with an amazing illustrator  and together we will produce an exhibition to bring something new and fun to our work: check out his work @ Markus


Aurora Events and me

I have the privilege to be asked to work alongside Aurora Events, which hosts exciting getaways within the Swiss Alps.  I provide my knowledge, experience, and guide you through the techniques of landscape painting. The next event takes place on the 13th June 2021, at the top of the San Salvatore, in Lugano.

For further information please follow the visit www.


My design side of the business is growing.  I have recently designed my first podcast cover, more news to follow, and links. Towards the end of last year, i had the pleasure to work with and amazing group of ladies to produce my designs on cotton shoppers. A limited edition was produced and they have now travelled across the world to new places.


I have been lucky enough to rent a small room in my apartment building which allows me to establish my first personal gallery and also allows me to showcase my products directly to the customer. 


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