Joanne Probyn is a contemporary Canadian artist best known for her acrylic, abstract paintings and hand embroidery. She often explores themes of growth and unity with energy and optimism. Shapes and colours embody gestures from street art, geometry, the creative arts, nature or the figure. Probyn’s oeuvre speaks like a visual journal. Her creative pursuits have been exhibited and published widely serving corporate, government, educational and First Nations initiatives. While Probyn is well-travelled and has lived abroad in Paris, New York and San Francisco, she’s now glad to call Metro Vancouver home. Probyn works from her private studio at Eastside Atelier, an artist collective building. A larger space has kindled the exploration of larger works. 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’s fibre art was recently featured in Fun Size, an art book published by Jen Tough Gallery, New Mexico. She completed her education in design and illustration 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. She is a founding member of FLOURISH Art Group, a BC-Based, female artist collective. Probyn is also an active member of Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC), and Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA).
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