Joanne was raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. The natural world was presented in the context of her backyard environment. Living on a houseboat for four years along the Potomac River provided a unique window into the interrelationships between nature and community. Joanne's lens was focused on the wildlife living on the edge of urban landscapes. Exposure to nature inspired her creative expression and shaped her life as a photographer and artist. Professional work with land trusts provided opportunities to document environmental base-line studies and broadened her perspective on conservation issues.
Direct experience offers a way
to find the vital connections to our world that we all need.
Children's experiences impact their lives. Photography offers a
creative opportunity to experience the wonder of nature through the eye
of a camera. As we master new skills and discover the simple beauty of
the outdoor world, a change takes place in our art and personal
expression. Joanne's programs focus on current environmental topics and
can be tailored for both children and adults. Programs integrate art
and science through interactive, engaging, hands-on creative learning.Additional program opportunities include documenting changes to the environment.