Joanne Thomas

Watercolours, Line & Wash, Mixed
Floral, Landscapes, Figurative

Joanne is a professional artist who has many years of teaching experience. She tutors art workshops, demonstrates painting techniques for various Art Societies as well as tutoring painting holidays in the UK and abroad.

I have always loved to paint, draw, and create. I feel the need to paint every day. I was encouraged at an early age by a teacher who recognised my love of drawing and since that time creativity has always played an important role throughout my life. For me the qualities I am looking for in a great piece of work are, pleasing composition, harmonious colour, interesting textures and a quality of light.

I am a great believer in painting 'Plein air' I love nothing better than to be on site collecting ideas and reference that I can use to create later paintings from. I find watercolour ideal for capturing the transparent effects of light and mood; it can be exciting yet unpredictable. This all adds to the excitement, the challenge I suppose is part of the attraction.

Based in Wigan Joanne is available for demonstrations within a 30 mile radius.

To see more of her work please visit her website