ABOUT JOAN

I grew up in Sydney, Australia then lived on top of Nob Hill in San Francisco for many years, before relocating to the third arrondissement of Paris, where I currently reside.

Coming from a creative family I stongly believe that the arts and creativity are necessary for a happy and productive life.

I have a degree in Fine Art (painting) from the University of New South Wales, Australia and have taken many courses in illustration and design including at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.  Currently, I am studying for my M.A. in Illustration at Falmouth University in the UK. This is a fully online program.

The materials and style I use are defined by their resonance with the story I am telling; as a multi-form illustrator I sometimes work in felt and embroidery, watercolour, watercolour marker, gouache, collage, ink,  acrylic and oil paint, pencil as well as digital media. I also hand make felt toys felt toys based on my original designs.

My work offers a slightly quirky, whimsical world, full of friendly and humorous animals that encourage viewers to see the world from a different angle. I am interested in narratives, children's books and editorial work and have recently become interested in comics and graphic novels.

I am co-organiser of a popular drawing Meetup in Paris. If you are interested in working with me, please send me a message.

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"Always remember to practice away

from your instrument"

                           

                          

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My music teacher