Colour, creativity and lots of it! Joanne is a professional artist based at her studio gallery in Cullercoats on the North Tyneside coast.
She was born in Berwick upon Tweed and grew up in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside. In 2000 she gained a BDes hons in Printed Textile Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. Joanne started her career as a freelance designer creating Hawaiian shirt print designs for the USA market.
In 2006 together with her husband Ross, Joanne set up “Wishart”, a self publishing art, print and greetings card company and in 2009 won a female entrepreneur award for the North East of England’s, Best Creative Business. Since then they have never looked back.
Joanne spends her days in the studio developing ideas and creating work while Ross staffs their gallery and acts as her agent liaising with other galleries and supplying customers with work.