Joanne Probyn is a contemporary Canadian artist best known for her acrylic-based abstract paintings using mixed media and textured mediums. Her creative pursuits have been exhibited and published widely serving corporate, government, educational and First Nations initiatives. While Probyn has travelled extensively and lived abroad in Paris, New York and San Francisco, she is glad to call Vancouver her home. Her career heights include local and international awards such as North Vancouver Arts Council Award for Excellence in Painting, BCAMA Marketer of Year in collaboration with Vancity Savings Credit Union, and Magellan’s Top 50 Publicity Campaigns in collaboration with Chandler Chicco Agency. Probyn completed her education in design and illustration at Capilano University and holds a certificate in marketing management from University of British Columbia (UBC) Sauder. Her professional activities include teaching therapeutic art. She has studied with teachers including renowned painter, Kiff Holland, and Governor General Award recipient, Eric Metcalfe. Probyn is a Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC), THRIVE Mastermind and Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) active member.