As a mixed media artist, my work engages a visual language of storytelling. A visual narrative of what was is and could be, I take you on a journey of self-discovery. Working with acrylic, ink, water colour and pastel, and using various surfaces such as, canvas, stone, wood, and metal, I create colour, texture and line that engenders a sense of movement and rhythm. Always seeking to move beyond conventional forms of expression, my artistic process reflects the layers and nuanced nature of lived experience. Currently engaged in the soulful work of exploring the divine feminine, my work conveys an inquiry into my life’s purpose; who I am when I take off all of all my hats!
Creative Community Ajax
Exploring Canadian Identity on Turtle Island through three lenses
- Indigenous resilience, strength and presence through work by Chief Lady Bird and Aura
- Newcomer Canadian masks made at workshops facilitated by Joanie
- Joanie's work reflecting her story as an immigrant who grew up in Canada.
Stay tuned as Joanie takes this project on tour to communities throughout the GTA igniting public spaces with the voices of people of colour using art!
Art Lab Residency and Gallery A Exhibit
December - January 2017/2018
Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa
Pineridge Arts Council
McClean Centre, Ajax Ontario
July - August 2016
Tending the Wallflower
Neighbourhood Art Gallery
July – October 2015
Allow me to create something special and intentional for you or for someone you love! I pour my heart and soul into every piece that I do and every program that I develop and facilitate.
Contact me for commissions, exhibitions, shows, live art, programming and workshop facilitation!