Award winning artist Joanne Wishart loves to paint all things inspired by the sea and the North East Coast. Her colourful and contemporary style evokes happy memories of days out by the seaside. Joanne was born in Berwick upon Tweed and grew up in Northumberland. In 2000 she gained a BDes Hons in Printed Textile Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. She started her career as a freelance designer creating Hawaiian shirt print designs for the USA market. In 2006 together with her husband Ross she set up Wishart, a self publishing art, print and greetings card company and in 2009 won a female entrepreneur award for the North East of England's Best Creative Business. Today she spends her days in the studio developing ideas and creating new work. You can find her work exhibited in galleries across the North East of England and beyond.