Artist Biography

Joanne trained to be a Technical Illustrator at Mid-Cheshire College of FE in Northwich when she left school. She worked for companies such as Rolls Royce and Massey Ferguson amongst others to create exploded line drawings of working engines which was very controlled and disciplined.

Family life meant that Joanne barely picked up a pencil or paint brush up for 16 years as she brought up two children but when her daughter began her GCSE Art, she was inspired to start up again and eagerly experimented with new techniques and new media whilst studying at Leek College in Staffordshire on a Foundation Degree in Contemporary Art Practice.

As a mixed media artist, Joanne likes to create spontaneous, bright and colourful pieces usually on aluminium. Inspired by family issues, she likes to focus on the positive side of life and portray this in her work using a wide range of techniques including screen printing, collage, image transfer and painting.

You can now find Joanne selling her Artwork, Giclee Prints and Cards at the Sunday Supplement Market in Leek, Staffordshire on the 1st Sunday of the month and occassionally on the Treacle Market in Macclesfield and the Artisan Market in Wilmslow. Also, events in Buxton at the Pavillion Gardens and The Devonshire Dome are regulary attended.