oanne finds inspiration for her work almost everywhere, from newspaper clippings to her own dreams. Awake or asleep she is dreaming up ideas. “My brain’s always thinking of what to do next,” states Joanne. Her work often features images of crosses and other religious symbols, as she has a strong connection with her religion and attending church.
Her enthusiasm for trying new ideas has often led her to create in a multitude of art mediums and subject matter. From hand beading, needlepointing, and sewing to constructing work from found objects, such as pennies, bowling balls, and old keys. She often creates work that is ornate in style. Her works are both intricate and bold. Often choosing shiny materials, from gold fabric to crystal beads, and subjects like the sun and Elvis, Joanne states, “I like things that shine.”