“The Paint is a boxer in the ring, and me; the Wrestler. We fight, at odds, different rules. I never win. At best I surrender and we dance.

Then the Magical Mystical Universe blesses me. Then I dance with all the elements, the composition, the memory, the intention, Then I dance with the day, the form, the paint, the tools of the trade – then the Magical Mystical happens.”

Journal Entry, October 2020

Joanna Cole is driven by a love of the road trip and a pastoral upbringing to create landscape paintings in oil and mixed media. Her work locates itself as a contemporary take on a post-impressionist aesthetic, reflecting on the en plein air process and oil painting.