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Featured Artist: Joanna Moore, ASA

Joanna Moore, Winter Alley

Joanna Moore, Winter Alley


Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Joanna Moore, ASA studied Interior Design at the University of Manitoba and Fine Arts at the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta. Joanna currently resides in St. Albert and has been member of the Alberta Society of Artists, since 1987 and was Provincial President 2010-2012.

Joanna has been exhibiting professionally since 1987 through many solo and group exhibitions and TREX travelling exhibitions throughout the province. Her watercolours are in many private and public collections throughout Canada, including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts permanent collection, City of St. Albert, University of Alberta Hospital, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, Lethbridge Regional Hospital, Interprovincial Pipeline, Price Waterhouse, AGT and Parlee McLaws to name a few.

Joanna Moore

Joanna Moore, Yield

Joanna has taught watercolour and drawing courses for the Faculty of Extension, Spring Session for Older Adults, (currently ELLA) for fourteen years. She has taught for the Devonian Botanical Gardens, Series at Red Deer College, City of St. Albert, West Edmonton Seniors and the Revlon Arts in Medicine Program at the Cross Cancer in Edmonton. In addition, Joanna has also taught many watercolour workshops throughout Alberta.

Joanna worked part-time as gift shop and volunteer coordinator for Profiles Art Gallery, St. Albert (currently Art Gallery of St. Albert) from 2004-2006.


ASA: Can you tell us about your influences?
Joanna: I have always been fascinated by positive and negative space and how they relate to one another. There are so many amazing artists that have influenced me over the years however I have a particular fondness for the work of Milton Avery, Helen Frankenthaler, David Hockney, Matisse, Robert Rauschenberg, Elgon Schiele and John Singer Sargent to name a few.

Joanna Moore, Winter Softness

Joanna Moore, Winter Softness

ASA: Which body of work would you consider your most successful to date?

Joanna: Although I enjoy painting flowers, I would have to say that my most successful and most popular watercolours are my back alleys. I love the abstraction that the snow plays on the elements and the break-up of the telephone poles and fences that add line and interest to the lanes. Even though I am fairly well-organized, I like the seemingly disorganized arrangement of garbage cans, trailers, cars, garages, etc. that somehow seem to come together beautifully. Lanes were becoming something of the past, however cities are now rethinking the value of them and are once again implementing them in some of their new neighbourhoods.

ASA and TREX Address

Crossroads Art Centre
#302 - 1235 26th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1R7
ASA Phone: (403) 265-0012
TREX Phone: (403) 262-4669

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