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Joanne Probyn

  • Fibre Art
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
Joanne Probyn is best known for her acrylic and mixed media abstract paintings and modern hand embroidery. Her art often explores themes of growth and unity with the energy of optimism. Many news works are experimental and figurative. Probyn creates from her studio and gallery at Eastside Atelier artist collective. Career heights include local and international awards such as North Vancouver Arts Council Award for Excellence in Painting. Her contemporary, embroidery art was curated into an art book title Fun Size, published by Jen Tough Gallery, New Mexico. Probyn completed her education in design and illustration at Capilano University and holds a certificate in marketing management from UBC Sauder. Past professional activities include teaching therapeutic art for over eight years. She has studied with renowned teachers including painter, Kiff Holland, and Governor General Award recipient, Eric Metcalfe. She is a First Saturday and Eastside Atelier board member who works tirelessly to raise the profile of local artists. Probyn is a founding member of FLOURISH Art Group, a BC-Based, female artist collective. She is also a signature member of Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA).