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Born in Brantford, Ontario and resident of the Toronto area since 1963. Exhibiting professionally since 1980. Longstanding, elected member of The Ontario Society of Artists and former elected member of The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour. Represented in many corporate and public collections.
- B.Sc. 1966, University of Toronto
- The evolution of my style has been achieved largely through self-development and constant exploration. The early period included study with prominent Canadian artists at Art Sake (Toronto), Ontario College of Art (Toronto), Schneider School of Fine Art, (Ontario) and Seneca College (Ontario).
SOLO EXHIBITIONS (since 1980)
2010 Art Of The Matter
2004 Harbour Gallery, Mississauga, Ontario
2002 Harbour Gallery,Mississauga,Ontario
2000 Harbour Gallery,Mississauga,Ontario
1998 Harbour Gallery,Mississauga, Ontario
1997 Wallace Galleries, Calgary, Alberta
1996 Hollander York Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1994 Hollander York Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1993 Whitten Gallery, King City, Ontario
1991 Whitten Gallery, King City, Ontario
1990 Whitten Gallery, King City, Ontario
1989 Wallace Galleries, Calgary, Alberta
1988 Madison Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1987 McGill Club, Toronto, Ontario
1986 Whitten Gallery, King City, Ontario
1985 Whitten Gallery, King City, Ontario
1984 Whitten Gallery, King City, Ontario
1982 Christie Gallery, Merrickville, Ontario
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 OSA 140th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, Aurora, ON
2008 OSA IN THE GTA, summer exhibition
2004 Flower 8 Artists at John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON
1997 Perspectives 97, Pratt & Whitney Juried Exhibition, Mississauga, ON
1997 Ontario Society of Artists - Members Exhibition, John Aird Gallery, Toronto
1997 Ontario Society of Artists, The 125th Anniversary Travelling Juried Exhibition
1995 Wallace Galleries, Calgary, Alberta - Joanne Clarke, Mary Pavey
1993 O'Keefe Centre with Canadian Opera Co. and Ontario Society of Artists
1991 The Environment, A Perspective - Ontario Society of Artists (O.S.A.), John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON
1991 O'Keefe Centre with National Ballet of Canada
1988 Art Expressions - Ontario Society Of Artists (O.S.A.) Juried Traveling Exhibition
1988 Ontario House, London, England - Exhibition of 28 paintings for official opening ceremonies
1988 Ontario Society of Artists (O.S.A.), John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
1987 Approaching Watercolour - McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario - (three person exhibition).
1987 Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (C.S.P.W.C.), Members' Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1986 C.S.P.W.C. 61st Annual Juried Exhibition, Honourable Mention, John B. Aird Gallery Toronto, Ontario
1985 Near Horizons - Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (three person exhibition).
1985 A Winter Garden - Merton Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, with Ike Bana International
1985 Harbourfront Gallery and O'Keefe Centre with Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (C.S.P.W.C.)
1985 C.S.P.W.C. Diamond Jubilee Collection (Juried), presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
1980-1983 Group Exhibitions at O'Keefe Centre, The McLean Estate, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, Alberta and Mount Royal College Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTIONS: (locations in Toronto unless otherwise noted)
Alcan Wire & Cable
Amoco Canada - Calgary
ABN Bank Canada
Bank of Canada, Ottawa
Bank of Montreal
Bank of America, Canada
Bennett, Jones, Verchere
Beutal Goodman Inc.
Braelorne Resources - Calgary
Canadian Airlines (former), Pearson International Airport
Canadian Pacific Hotels
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Canada Life Assurance Co.
Cara Operations Ltd.
Cassels, Brock & Blackwell
CI Mutual Funds
Comlink Systems Inc.
Constitution Insurance Co. of Canada
Crown Life Assurance Co.
Cyanamid Canada Inc.
Delta College - Montreal
Digital Equipment of Canada Ltd.
Drug Trading Co.
DuPont Canada Inc.
Dye and Durham Co. Ltd.
Esso Resources - Calgary
Firan Foundation - Oakville
General Trust of Canada
Hicks, Morley, Hamilton, Stewart & Storie
Houser, Henry, Loudon & Syron
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.,
(Toronto, England and France locations)
Illsley, Bourbonnais, Ward, Howell
Kingbridge Conference Centre
Knight, Bain, Seath and Holbrook
Lannick & Associates
London Life Insurance Co. - London
Magna International Ltd.
Market Facts of Canada
Marquest Asset Management Inc.
Marsh & McLennan Ltd.
McNeil Mantha Inc.
Minorca Gold Resources
Minto Communities Inc.
National Cash Register (NCR)
BMO Financial Group
Nortel Networks (former)
Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital
Park Plaza Hotel (former)
Robinson and Heath Ltd.
Royal LePage - Calgary, Toronto
Sack, Charney, Goldblatt and Mitchell
Semple Gooder Roofing Ltd.
Shoppers Drug Mart
Slough Estates Canada Ltd.
Straiton, Pearson and Martin Ltd.
Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre
Swiss Re Canada
Syntex Inc. (former)
Syntex Agribusiness Ltd. (former)
Tandem Computers Ltd.
Templeton Management Ltd.
Terracan Capitol Corp.
Toronto Transit Commission
Treetops Executive Centre
Tuckahoe Financial Corporation
Wood Gundy Inc.
Yorkton Securities Inc
Government of Ontario Art Collection
British High Commission, Kenya
City of North Bay, Ontario
Diamond Jubilee Collections, Windsor Castle
Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Teachers' Pension Plan Board, Toronto, Ontario
York Region Public School Board, Aurora, Ontario
York Region Separate School Board, Newmarket, Ontario
Ontario Society of Artists (O.S.A.) Elected 1987
Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (C.S.P.W.C.) former - elected (1984 - 2009)
Visual Arts Ontario [previous] - the artist represented Ontario artists on the Board of Directors 1981 - 1983
Arabella Magazine, Summer 2010, Artist To Collect, view article www.arabelladesign.com
Crossroads Magazine October 1999-The Art Of Joanne Clarke by Paul Futhey
Canadian Gardening Magazine, Aug,/Sept, 1998, The Art of Gardening.
Life Channel Television - Canadian Gardening May 29,1998. Artist Garden.
Sadiq, Nazneen. Studio Hopping in York Region; Jamie Macrae & Joanne Clarke, Yorkview, June-July 1984, pp. 33-35.
Watkin, Joanna. Visions of Canada. The Daily Mercury, Guelph, Ontario, August 9, 1983.
Trowell, Ian. Watercolour Exhibition. London Free Press, December 12, 1987.
Moc, Marcella. Printed and Painted Reality, The Gazette, London, Ontario, December 1987.
Shaw, Catherine Elliott. Approaching Watercolour. Exhibition Catalogue McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, November 1987.