Creative coaching and individual workshops:

Becoming creative, starts with little brush strokes

Joanne graduated from De Montfort University with a Bachelor Arts (Hons) Degree and A High National Certificate in Multi-Media Web design and is originally from Cheshire, Uk.


Over the past 12 years, Joanne has been working as a freelance Artist, Designer and Art Coach in Switzerland and her work has sold internationally. During her professional career, Joanne has taken part in several major exhibitions including 2016, Royal Academy Open, Juried Summer Exhibition in London and is a member of the Swiss Guild of Mountain Painters

Simply Paint was founded in 2013, since this time Joanne has trained and mentored Artist in all aspects of Art. Joanne, promotes painting and creativity through formative and relaxed teaching methods. " I can use my knowledge of which, I have learnt  through my education and experiences, inspiring individuals to find their own unique creativity and style". Joanne also works with people who have physical, learning disabilities, or individuals who are experiencing stress or emotional pressures. Joanne, believes strongly in teaching traditional art techniqes which includes the emphasis on drawing and compostition.

Courses offered:

Individual art mentoring and coaching sessions.

Art technique, painting, print-making, drawing etc.

Mobile studio.

Therapeutic art classes. 


Bespoke workshops and events.


All classes are taught in English with some Swiss words.


Joanne belongs to that rare species of great artists who can teach the creative process. My friend, Mary, and I  took private classes with her.  Mary had a stroke at a rather young age. She cannot speak much and cannot use the right side of her body. Joanne somehow (please don’t ask me how) managed to get Mary to paint beautifully. Those sessions with Joanne were nothing short of magical. She turned Mary and me into "painters" by the sheer force of her enthusiasm, love of painting and something else that remains intangible and indescribable.                                                                                                                                                                          ROXANA



"Ich habe vor anderthalb Jahren im Kurs bei Joanne Finnegan zum ersten Mal mit Acrylfarben auf Leinwand gemalt. Seither ist das meine grosse Leidenschaft.

Joanne hat meine Prozesse gefördert und begleitet. Dank ihrer Geduld konnte ich vieles ausprobieren und ihre Inputs kamen stets zur richtigen Zeit in der richtigen Dosierung, sodass ich diese Hilfe und Unterstützung liebend gern annehmen konnte. Sehr schnell habe ich mich verbessert und in ihren Kursen enorm viel profitiert. Noch heute hilft mir Joanne mit ihrer professionellen liebevollen Art, meinen eigenen Stil zu entwickeln. Sie fördert meine Freude und Liebe zur Malerei und durch ihre Art zu unterrichten, stärkt sie mein Selbstvertrauen. Ich bin ihr sehr dankbar."

                                                                                                     ANDREA RODER 


Joanne is a very talented artist and excellent art teacher. I attended classes with her over a year and it became the highlight of my week going to Joannes classes. Every art class was such a joyful and fun experience with an easy atmosphere. Joanne also have a very good sense for people and catered to the classes requirements from amateur to budding professional she was able to manage all needs and encourage every level of think beyond their abilities with insider artist tips and techniques as well as interesting practical knowledge from the art world. Every week was a wonderful playful and exploratory experience and in many ways it was more than just an art class rather like delving into a different world for a couple of hours. I would whole heartedly recommend Joanne if you are thinking about take art classes. Joannes in-depth experience and her acclaim in the world are priceless!!

                                                                                               CORRINA KINGSTON

 ,                                                                                             BUSINESS COACH

January 2020 all images copyright @Joanne Finnegan

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