About Toronto artist, painter Joanna Strong

Joanna is known for her paintings of mysterious worlds created from rubber band balls. In these observation-based oil paintings, the elastic bands found in our daily lives are used to evoke skies and meadows, roads and water – as well as to give form to our entangled thoughts and feelings.

As a still-life painter, Joanna paints a wide variety of objects from everyday life, finding intrigue, beauty and meaning in our immediate surroundings.

Originally from Newfoundland, she has been painting for many years, and has a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, and an MFA from the University of Waterloo. Her work has appeared in over 80 exhibitions, both juried and solo, and she is a three-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award. Joanna lives with her husband and two children in Toronto, Canada.

Below you can see Joanna’s Instagram posts about her latest paintings, works in progress, upcoming shows, and other news.