has been creating hand made greeting cards for nearly twenty
years. These were always done for personal use. By the urging
of family and friends the thought of marketing cards began to
evolve in 2002. In 2003 "Cards By Joanie" began to
take shape and sales of her cards began fueling the momentum.
All of the "Card's by Joanie" are hand painted in
the artist's home, then printed and packaged and shipped to
has been painting beautiful works of art most of her life. She
has developed a diverse artistic ability expressed in a style
that is uniquely hers. When it comes to mediums, Joanie spans
the spectrum. She works with oils, pastels, ink, coal, pencil,
watercolor and many combinations. The expanse of her material
is vast. Seascapes, landscapes, abstracts and stills are all
included among Joanie 's work. This diversity can be attributed
to Joanie's geographical influences and her keen imagination.
Born in Hawaii and having lived in California, Oregon, Maryland,
Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina and now California, her art
often reflects the impressions places and people have made on
her. Great artists are often protege's of other great artists
and Joanie is no exception. Much of Joanie's ability comes from
the influence of great artist and family member, the late Ellen
Pittman, who mentored the young Joanie. Whether she is putting
the final touches on a painting or preparing a gourmet meal,
one thing is certain: There's only one Joanie!