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Joanne Oram - Artist

About Joanne Oram

Learn more about Joanne Oram from Helensville, Auckland - New Zealand.

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I grew up in Cambridge, England, where I studied art at college as well as teaching myself how to paint on unusual mediums from glass, to furniture and my favourite medium, silk which captured my imagination, the vibrancy of the dyes and the challenge captivated me. Over the years I've taught myself a variety of techniques to create vivid artworks that have a lustre not found in most art mediums.

In 2008 I emigrated to the beautiful country of New Zealand to begin a new life and I've been inspired to create numerous new artworks based on the fauna and flora of the area. I sell my original silk artworks from my studio shop, 'Nature's Palette' which is based at the historic railway station complex in Helensville, Auckland. I paint whilst in my shop so customers can see how the artworks are created and see paintings evolve over days, a bit like an artist in residence :)

I like to paint bright, inspiring artworks that show the world in the way I see it, full of life, beauty and colour. Many of my artworks are based on places I have visited and the little things in life that I find so enriching from flowers and birds to blue skies!

I hope you enjoy the silk paintings and photographs as much as I have in producing them!

As well as painting I also work in Auckland NZ as a diversional therapist four days a week, I specialise in rehabilitation for the elderly and activities for people diagnosed with dementia, I find that painting is a very therapeutic way of expressing myself and my love of all things natural and beautiful :)

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Joanne Oram joined Licensing on May 29th, 2015.