Joan’s powerful connection to nature and her local environment, often see’s her gathering foliage to create her bushland monoprints. Having grown up in a small town on the Murray River surrounded by nature and farmlands, Joan’s artwork has been heavily influenced by the beauty, harshness and fragility of the landscape. These surrounds also allowed Joan to appreciate the patterns and rhythms that nature creates. 

 “Although majoring in both painting and printmaking, printmaking became my passion; it became my voice to express both lived experiences and interests for which there are never the right words. For me process is a big aspect of printmaking, it allows me the freedom to experiment across all forms of printmaking, which can lead me in different directions with unforeseen discoveries, creating amazing results”. 


Within her work Joan uses colour, line, texture and form to demonstrate her interpretations of the land, allowing for a more contemporary and abstracted sense of place.  “By overlapping images and cultural themes, I invite the view to explore, connect and enjoy my artwork".


Joan is an accomplished artist living in North East Victoria and has been the recipient of many awards and commendations, most recently selected as a finalist in the biennial Inkmasters Print Exchance 2021, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns. Describing herself as an experimental printmaker, her work at times crosses the border between painting and printmaking; capturing the vastness and uniqueness of our diverse country. 



2016 - Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts, Goulburn OvensInstitute of TAFE ongoing

2011 - Diploma of Visual Arts, Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE

1989 - Fabric Printing, Corowa College of TAFE


Skill Development

2019 - Collagraph workshop with Sarah Ross Thompson

2019 - The Collagraph Master Course with Susanne Clark

2018 - Monoprinting with Marian Crawford

2018 - Mixed media with Vanessa Ashcroft

2017 - Workshop - Sarah Amos - Printmaker

2017 - Extreme Composition with Jane Davies

2016 - Workshop - Angela Cavalieri - printmaker

2014 - Acrylic painting with Jo Davonport

2013 - Japanese Woodblock Prints with Ema Shin

2013 - Dark Field Monotypes with Brent Harris

2013 - Monoprint with Anita Laurence

2013 - Contemporary drawing with Beth Randell

2012 - Etching with Bill Young & Anita Laurence

2011 - Embossing, etching with Treahnna Hamm

2011 - Acrylic painting with Kate Gorman

2010 - Printmaking and painting workshops with Stephen Anderson

2009 - Acrylic painting with Kate Gorman

2009 - Oil Painting with Glenda Cornell

2008 - Drawing and soft pastel with Beryl Guy

2007 - Life Drawing with Alan Phillips

2007 - Contempory Art with Helena Gibson

2007 - Oil Painting Milawa Art Group


2021 - Finalist Inkmaster’s Inkfest 2021, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns

Published Blue Island Press, Sydney

2019 - Published/ArtEdit Holiday Issue 2020 - 23

2018 - Finalist Australian Monoprint Prize

FPS at II Bisonte, Florence Italy

Finalist Albert Park College Art Show

Finalist Trinity College Art Show

Published with Outback Creators

2017 - Finalist Trinity College Art Show

Finalist - Albert Park College Art Show

Finalist - Mornington Art Show

2016 - Awarded Best Lino Cut in Show, Summer Salon, Armadale Print  Studio, Armadale

Deep South & Down Under-exchange with Firestation Print Studio & Atlanta Printmakers Studio USA

Postcards from the North & South-exchange with Townsville, New Zealand,    Armadale Studios

2015 - Finalist - Trinity College Art Show

Finalist Arts Wodonga Hume Bank Acquisitive Contemporary Art Award 2015

2014 - Finalist Words that Matter Wangaratta Regional Art Gallery

Highly commended-Yarrawonga Mulwala Art & Photographic exhibition

2013 - Finalist – Myrtleford Art Show

Winner –Mansfield Spring Arts-Open Visual Arts 2013

2012 - Winner – Mansfield Spring Arts-Open Visual Arts 2012

2011 - Highly commended - King Valley Art Show- Printmaking

Winner - A Feast of Art - 2D Visual Art

2011 - Highly commended - artVision, Mansfield Spring Art Festival

2010 - Highly commended - Hume Building Society $5000 Acquisitive Art Prize

Winner - King Valley Art Show - Works on Paper

1989. - Highly Commended - A Feast of Art-2D Visual Art

1989 - Department of Technical & Further Education, Corowa – College Prize/Fabric Printing


Exhibitions & Commissions


SAM, Shepparton Art Museum, 530 Wyndham St, Shepparton 

A Resident Collection, Art Gallery on Ovens, Wangaratta 

Benalla Regional Art Gallery, Gallery Shop Exhibition, Benalla 

Into the Light, Art Gallery on Ovens, Wangaratta 

Bluesy Jazz, Bainz Gallery, Wangaratta 

Past, Present, Print & Paint, (Solo) Art Gallery on Ovens, Wangaratta

Mansfield Art Show, High St, Mansfield

St Bernard’s Art Show, Williams Rd, Wangaratta

King Valley Art Show, Whitfield Rd, King Valley


Celebrations, Art Gallery on Ovens, Wangaratta. Vic 

Off the Wall, Firestation Print Studio, 2 Willis St, Armadale. Vic

Inkmasters Print Exhibition 2021, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns

Seeding Change, Bainz Gallery, Wangaratta

Re-Group Resident exhibition, Art Gallery on Ovens, Wangaratta

Biodiversity Group Exhibition, Incube8r, Smith Street, Fitzroy


Group Christmas Exhibition, Art Partners Aus, David St, Albury

 Group Christmas Exhibition, Art Gallery on Ovens

 Blossum & Flourish, Firestation Printmaking Studio, Armadale

 The Linden Postcard Show 2020 26 Acland St, St Kilda

 International Print Exchange/Greendoor Print Studio, Derby.UK

 Group Exhibition, Art Gallery on Ovens, Wangaratta

 Group Exhibition, Art Partners Aus, David St, Albury

 Autumn Exhibition in conjunction with WangLaneWays

 Biodiversity, In.cub8er, 321 Smith St,Fitzroy(postponed Covid)


Small Wonders, Art Gallery on Ovens,Wangaratta

 Friends of Sam, Shepparton Art Museum

 Chiltern Art Prize

 Rutherglen Tastes of Art Prize

 Art Partners Australia, Albury

 Sydney Contemporary/Fire Station Print Studio

 Convergence, Art Gallery on Ovens, Wangaratta

 Save the Light, Art Gallery on Ovens, Wangaratta

 Solo Exhibition, A Conversation with the NE, Art Gallery on Ovens, Wangaratta

 Summer Salon, Firestation Print Studio, Arrmadale


Outback Creative, Toowoomba, Qld

FPS at II Bisonte, Florence, Italy

King Valley Art Show

Animals & Plants at FPS, Armadale

The Great Urban Divide: Urban Melbourne Urban Sydney

Australian Monoprint Prize, FPS, Armadale

Albert Park College Art Show,  Albert Park, Victoria

Mornington Art Show, Mornington, Victoria

 Summer Salon, Firestation Print Studio, Armadale, Victoria

International  Print Exchange, Green Door Studio, Derby. UK

King Valley Art Show

Postcards from the the North & South (Armadale, Townsville & Bloomington USA)

Trinity College Art Exhibition

Cash & Carry Creatives, Firestation Print Studio, Armadale

Bright Art Gallery, Bright


By the Book, Firestation Print Studio, Armadale

Firestation Print Studio,, Armadale

Postcards from the North & South/Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Townsville, Napier NZ

Deep South & Down Under/exchange with Firestation Print Studio/Atlanta Printmakers Studio USA

King Valley Art Show

Trinity College Art Show, Albury


Gigs Gallery, Wodonga

Wangaratta Art Gallery

69 Smith Street Gallery, Fitzroy

Commission - Baird Bay, SA

Bright Art Gallery, Bright


Arts Wodonga Hume Bank $5000 Acquisitive Contemporary Art Award 2015, Arts Space Wodonga

50 x 50 x 5, Gigs Art Gallery, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga

Y War, Ganeaa, Bainz Gallery, Wangaratta

Creators, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga

On the Road, Gallery 34, Yea

Dreaming, Wangaratta Artspace

Words that Matter, Wangaratta Regional Art Gallery


Great Moira Art Show, G.R.A.I.N Store, Nathalia

St Bernards Art Show, Wangaratta

Myrtleford Art Show

Ganeaa, Bainz Gallery, Wangaratta


Block x Block, Arts Space Wodonga (8 artists)

Sun Country Holiday Village – Commission

Ganeaa, Wangaratta Tourist Office

Ganeaa, Wangaratta Arts Space

Gallery 34, Yea

Quadrant Gallery, Hawthorn

Shed Crew, Wangaratta Tourist Office

Indigo Vineyard Everton  Five by Four (4 artists)

Gallery 34, Yea  Waiting for Rain (2 artists)

Leeton  Lodge Mt Hotham –  series of monoprints (commission)

Indigo Vineyard Everton The Goddess Within (solo)

Printmaking 11B, Brunswick Street Gallery  (10 artists)


Out of Print, Wodonga Art Space  (8 artists)

Gracebrook Vineyard  (3 artists)


Indigo Vineyard (3 artists)


Community & Charity Donations

2020 - Blacksmsith Bush Market/Bush Fire Appeal, Mulwala. Auction

            Yarrawonga Rotary Bush Fire/Tuckerbox Auction

2017 - Rosemary Cullin Foundation, Phillipines.  Raffle

            MND Fundraiser, Milawa. Vic

2015 - Ganeaa, Wangaratta

2013 - Yarrawonga Mulwala Art and Photographic Show, Raffle

            Judith Orr, Fundraiser Orphanage, Vietnam

2012 - Caulfield Grammer School, Community Service Fundraiser

2011 - Georgina Mullarvey, Fundraiser, Orphanage, Cambodia



2019 - Hilltop Cancer Patients & Carers Accommodation, Albury

2018 - St Leonards Clinic, Northside Group, Sydney

2017 - Ona Quiropractica, Barcelona

2013 - Casu Luna, King Valley

2013 - Nosh Deli, Yarrawonga

2012 - Leeton Lodge, Mount Hotham

2011 - Private collections within Australia and Overseas