Joanne Duffy

Biography

Born in Western Australia, Joanne Duffy uses her combination of a Bachelor of Arts (Design) and self-taught experience to depict the Australian landscape in an Expressionist style. Her paintings draw inspiration from her childhood experiences of rural WA and the love of native flora and its environment. Joanne’s abstract expressionist style explores her interests in our landscape and the emotional responses and memories it evokes within us. Her intense use of colour and sweeping brush marks create a sense of movement within her paintings, evoking glimpses of Australia’s rural landscape. The resulting artworks are reflective, full of vitality, intense colour and emotion. Career highlights: Winner 2014 Perth Royal Show, Winner 2015 Rockingham Art Award, Winner 2015 Stirling Art Award, Stanthorpe Arts Festival, Finalist Redland Art Award Qld, Finalist, Broken Hill Outback Finalist

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Solo (Spring 2019)

Rochfort Gallery, North Sydney

Group Exhibitions

2018
Pigments at Play

June 21 - July 29th Rochfort Gallery 317 Pacific Highway, North Sydney, NSW 2060, Australia Tel:0438 700 712

Awards

2019
Midwest Art Prize

Finalist

2019
Minnawarra Art Award

Finalist

2018
City of Rockingham Art Awards

Heritage Category (Acquisitive) Winner

2018
City of Wanneroo Community Art Awards

Works on Paper, Winner

2018
Stanthorpe Art Prize, Qld

Finalist

2017
Kalgoorlie Boulder Art Prize

Best Painting in Show, Winner

2017
Pro Hart Outback Art Prize

Finalist

2017
Perth Royal Show Landscape Prize

Finalist

2015
City of Rockingham Art Award

Winner, Acquisitive

2015
City of Stirling Art Award

Winner, Acquisitive

Collections

City of Rockingham

City of Stirling

St John of God, Bunbury

Crown Towers, Perth

Perth College

Fremantle Ports

Galleries

Gallery 360, Subiaco

The Studio Gallery, Yallingup

Rochfort Gallery, North Sydney

Artist Statement

My key inspirations lie in interpreting the emotional response to memories of landscape, and how this affects our character. The native flora and ancient landscapes are strong stimuli for investigating our senses’ response through colour, texture and movement. These remnants provide the key for interpretation of both personal and perceived experience.