Joanne Thomson's Bio
"I work from sketches done in the outdoors and then quietly, patiently paint them indoors. I try to capture a little of the experience of being immersed in nature, watching, seeing, smelling, listening, connecting and celebrating with other living things.”
Joanne Thomson is well known in BC for her fine art and illustration works. Her landscape works are often compared to the works of Canadian icons Emily Carr, Ted Harrison and Lauren Harris for their ability to evoke the essence of the Canadian wilderness experience.
Joanne works primarily in watercolour using methods she has developed over 25 years of painting and teaching. Using her strong individual style of uniquely clean lines and intense clear colour she breaks down the landscape into forms and patterns that allow the viewer to enter the realm of the painting and experience sitting quietly in a beautiful natural space.
Joanne was born in Prince George, British Columbia and has lived in Terrace, Vancouver and Victoria. Born into a family of artists, Joanne has made and viewed art all her life and started seriously pursuing art once she was independent. While raising her family Joanne worked as a Registered Nurse and earned a BA and a Master of Adult Education. She now paints and teaches art in Victoria.
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