Joanne is an abstract artist living and working in West Cork. She worked as a professional Interior Architect for 13 years between Ireland and Canada. During this time she also studied Classic Realism in Nicole Sleeth Atelier in Vancouver. It was after this that she started developing her own style, which eventually transitioned onto abstract paintings.
Her work has an abstract ethereal quality which is characterized by a color palette, layered with a mix of muted deep tones and splashes of bright colors. Her work is light and fresh, and the compositions are a delicate balance of intricate forms and concentrated layers of color. Her paintings are intuitive interpretations of nature, which transitions from the initial splash of accidental paint and onto a more detailed direction after that.
As an artist, what are the key challenges that you face on a daily basis?
Marketing and getting yourself out there and exposed to the right people in the industry that can truly help you develop. Being on top of admin and paper work. Making sure the work you create is of the highest quality and to target the correct market for your work.
What inspires you most about the county in which you live?
The countryside and wildness of nature.
What is your top tip for fellow artists?
Do it for yourself, setup an instagram page get yourself out there. Apply for community art group exhibitions. Meet a local artist for a coffee and chant about the local industry and how to get involved. Setup your own website.
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