Meet Joanne

The Artist As Island Queen

In the year 2000, when I was turning 50 and entering a new century, I decided to become a more accomplished person. I had two goals: to learn to speak French and to learn to paint.

Now I can communicate in both French and paint, although I’m more fluent in paint.

In my expressive paintings, I’m always going for a bit of drama: in light, color and composition. And I’m most interested in people, animals, street scenes and, sometimes, old pickup trucks.

In all cases, I want to tell a story.

An old friend says my paintings are very me: not at all subtle and lots of fun.

History of Joanne’s art exhibitions.

Joanne and her husband, Jerry Haag, share their home with their cats, Oscar Wild and Percy. She shows her work in various venues throughout the Bay Area. You can contact Joanne at 510-883-9090 or send a message, ask a question, arrange a studio visit or inquire about a specific painting here: