Jul 18 2011
Medium: Painting, Pastels & Photography
Yass Valley born & bred, Joanne Barby can remember being very young and rolling out the paper of the beautiful pictures her father John Powell would produce, after each watercolour class he went to. She marveled at how clever he was and got the overwhelming feeling that this was what she wanted to do.
Again at the age of nine her future was cemented when her teacher gushed with praise over one of her pictures. She still remembers how good it made her feel for someone to like her artwork.
That desire to delight the viewer has never passed. When she hears positive comments about her work, the excitement and delight is like no other. That desire, along with the escape that the process of producing artwork provides, are the reasons her artwork has evolved from a hobby to a passionate love affair.
Joanne’s inspiration comes from truly “seeing” the beauty of life that surrounds us, from the everyday object in a still life with its colours, shapes and shadows. To the beauty she strives to capture in the people that she paints and draws.
Joanne has exhibited in multiple group shows, is working towards building her career as an artist.
Click the prompt below to read an article about the artist from the Moruya Examiner in 2015
Joanne Barbie – Moruya Post 2015