I have started the residency at Francis King and it has been busy! Today is going to be very busy as it is the Love a Slug or Snail program and there are 40 registered in three sessions. Yesterday I took a Moss workshop and it was great. Then I did a moss study and this painting of the old Maple Tree outside the Nature house. I have decided to post one image a day- usually a sketch- so that you'll be inspired to come out to the park. The finished works I leave for the open house and my show at Saanich Municipal Hall in the fall.
Joanne Thomson is a full time visual artist dividing her time between creating, teaching and mentoring art. She is known for her images of BC inner forests and wild places and her ,now completed, Mason Jar Series. These strong images are created with a gentle spiritual approach to art making. Joanne has a Masters of Adult Education and brings enthusiasm and wisdom to her lessons and workshops encouraging students to explore the creative process through research and experimentation. www.joannethomson.com.