Joanne is a Londoner living in Boston. While she has been here for more than 20 years, she still brings an outsider's eye to American life. Her formal art training began at the Wimbledon Art School in London, followed by four years at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel's national school of art. She tries to create works that are thought provoking. The themes she explores are often - though not always - inspired by cultural currents.
Her work has included monotypes whose subjects populate the gray clouds that have darkened the sky over the past two years. These have included a range of topical and historical themes, including Narcissus, Nike (the Greek goddess of Victory), and the cultural nexus between Russia and America, the embrace and fear of difference. Other pieces explore the beauty and ephemera of movement, from the effortless play and dancing of leaves, to the lithe elegance and grace of ballet. Some of her most recent work reminds us of the women, children and families seeking refuge who have been deliberately separated from one another after crossing the southern U.S. border.