Joanne Probyn is a contemporary artist best known for her acrylic, abstract paintings and hand embroidery. She often explores themes of growth, the human condition and interconnection. Probyn’s creative pursuits have been exhibited and published widely including Fun Size, an art book published by Jen Tough Gallery, New Mexico. She works from her East Vancouver art studio at Eastside Atelier, Vancouver’s second largest art collective. Probyn has collaborated on multiple murals including two in the Vancouver Mural Festival. Career heights include local and international awards such as North Vancouver Arts Council Award for Excellence in Painting. She completed her IDEA School of Design education at Capilano University and holds a certificate in marketing management from University of British Columbia (UBC) Sauder. Past professional activities include teaching therapeutic art for over eight years. Probyn has studied with teachers including renowned painter, Kiff Holland, and Governor General Award recipient, Eric Metcalfe. Joanne sits on the FirstSaturday.ca steering committee.