Joanna is a painter, printmaker and art educator who has worked in Asia and New Zealand, with her images being held in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada and Germany.
The theme of many of her paintings is movement expressed in light and colour. This dynamic flow of activity is caught in the moment of creating each image, although there is always a suggestion of the continuum of movement. Joanna enjoys the way printmaking offers the opportunity to explore layers of colour, light and movement, in a more structured form. Joanna offers art classes (painting, drawing and printmaking) that explore the way colours can express our feeling for life in various soul moods. For some years she taught at the winter and summer schools for the University of Canterbury Extension Studies department. She originally trained as a Designer for Moving Image (Dip.F.A.) at Canterbury, returning after having her children, to study Art and Architectural history and to complete a B.F.A. in Printmaking .Her art classes often make references to contemporary and historical artists’ work, give practising artists a chance to review their practice or lead beginners to realize their artistic potential in a wide variety of techniques and media.