As far back as she can remember, Joanne Van Genderen has led a life filled with creativity and curiosity. The quiet beauty of her home surroundings in upstate New York provides a peaceful backdrop to her studio work. A self described free spirit, Joanne crafts solo travel adventures to fuel her creativity and need for adventure and awe. Experiences in Mexico, Europe, and most recently, the Southwest, influence much of her work.

Studying both formally and informally, Joanne takes a mixed media approach to her art by integrating her favorite techniques into her work; collage, assemblage, painting and printmaking.