Joanne was born and raised in the Philippines, followed her adventurous spirit, and traveled the world working on a cruise ship before finally settling down in Italy with her Italian husband and daughter. She now pursues her love of writing and passion for painting. She finds inspiration in the places she’s been, the people she loves, and the seaside where she’s lucky enough to live close. Her paintings have bold and bright strokes indicative of her adventurous spirit. Her works are usually on canvas in acrylic and mixed media, but she likes to dabble with watercolor from time to time.