Saturday, 9 June 2018

Hello everyone,

More surprises for June!

Today (Sunday June 10th) come and find me at the Union Chapel Summer Fete, and help me make some suffragette themed rosettes, sashes and placards for you to wear and carry, to celebrate the centenary anniversary of women being given the vote.

Also, your chance to pick a flower for 20p:

Next Saturday - June 16th - Come and celebrate the launch of Camberwell Arts Week, Chutney style! Curated by Sarah Sparkes.

From midday on Camberwell Green I will be manifesting as Kiss Me Quick, offering bespoke and curative love potions and a poetry lucky dip. Find a rich cornucopia of arty wonders and peculiar offerings from a smorgasboard of Chutney creatives.

And next week you can see my short film "Singing Ghost" and my still from the imaginary film "The Dark Lights" at Empire II, curated by Vanya Balogh, which is travelling to Estonia, for Tallin Art Week:


​Also next week on Wednesday between 11am and 2pm, I will be making mushrooms out of papier mache to decorate the nooks and crannies of Union Chapel, at the Culture Cafe. Sessions are free and all materials are provided. The Margins Cafe will be open for lunch, serving delicious food at very reasonable prices. Do come along and join in!

With love and best wishes - Joanna​

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Hello everyone,

This month is jam packed with exciting arty experiences.

First up, treat yourself to some life drawing!

I'm teaching Marathon Life Drawing next Saturday 9th June, at Thomas Calton Centre in Peckham, SE15. The course takes place over two consecutive Saturdays, 10am - 4.30pm, and I share it with my colleague Rebecca Allen, who will be teaching on Saturday 16th - so it's a great chance to experience a variety of teaching styles.

For more information and to book a place, go here:

And then on  Sunday June 17th at 6.30pm it's time for the third Five Alive! in the bar at Union Chapel, Islington N1

The class lasts for three hours, with five models, music, and drinks available from the bar throughout the night. Free art materials are provided. The theme for the middle pose this time is disco, and there will be one to one tutoring from me during the multi model long pose.

For more information and to book a place go here:

More info to follow later, on the other exciting events in June.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Hello everyone,

My picture's in the paper!

The little oil painting About Peckham, with Lanternier, is the first in a series of 12" square paintings inspired from photos taken in and around Peckham, SE15.

I hope that you can make it along to the BAG exhibition Outpost at Shortwave Cafe in Bermondsey, where it's being shown along with all sorts of delightful and interesting works by a myriad of artists.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

I'm saying goodbye to my studio space in SE15, and on Sunday May 20th, from midday to 5ish, I'm having a farewell art sale.
Come along and grab an art bargain, name your price! Plenty of unique, rich and varied works presented for your delight. Including oil paintings, watercolours and drawings, miniature Cake Smash sculpture fragments, pin cushions, bits of installation, mushrooms and inedible Vox Chocs.

Email me to book a slot:

Friday, 27 April 2018

Hello everyone!

April has been a busy month for me...

At the end of March I put the finishing touches to the Easter Candle sculpture for Union Chapel. I addressed the congregation on Easter Sunday, to talk about how the sculpture was made, and the different meanings behind the felt symbols that I'd embroidered onto the cloth. The eggs were blown and decorated at the Open Wednesday art sessions at the chapel, and I included symbols of flowers, birds and rabbits for spring, as well as the Babylonian Goddess Ishtar, amongst the traditional symbols of the Easter Candle - the cross, alpha and omega, five grains of incense and the year - 2018. Many thanks to Vaughan and Karen at Union Chapel for making this happen, and their ongoing help and support.

I'm very happy to tell you that the art drop ins on Wednesdays at Union Chapel now take place every week, with the launch of The Culture Cafe. Come and discover magical music, fabulous food and art activities, in wonderful surroundings every Wednesday between 11am and 2pm.

Union Chapel is on Compton Terrace in Islington, London, N1 2UN. Art activities are free, with materials provided. I hope to see you there soon!

For the next few weeks we will be exploring spring, making craft flowers out of paper. These will be displayed at the summer fete in Compton Gardens on Sunday 10th of June, midday - 4pm.

And on Sunday May 20th I'm having a pay what you like studio sale. Come and grab a bargain!  Send an email to for more information.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

I'm super pleased and excited that my painting "Croc Monsieur" was selected for the Animalia exhbition at KI Europe. More details soon!

Meanwhile, here's a detail of the painting:

Monday, 12 March 2018

Hello everyone,

I hope you are doing well and have survived the arctic conditions, moving swiftly into spring!

I'm delighted to be running a new free course at Besson Street Community Garden for the Telegraph Hill Festival and NXG Trust.

If you haven't been to Besson Street, it's a lovely space in New Cross Gate, a little oasis of calm in our dear city, and well worth a visit. For more information on Besson Street Community Garden go here:

Taking the garden as inspiration we will explore artists who have been inspired by nature and gardens, such as, Monet, Matisse and Maria Sybilla Merian. There will be demonstrations and practical exercises.

Inspired by these artists, we will work in the garden, using creativity, abstraction and poetry as inspiration to create unique works.

Materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring along materials that they enjoy working with if they wish.