Joanne Simon, a Londoner living in Boston, began her formal art training at the University of the Arts London-Wimbledon College of Arts, and received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem.
Her inspiration comes from topical issues, such as climate change and politics, and timeless themes, such as hope, love and resilience. Her imagery conveys optimism and the promise of a better future.
With repeated passes through the press, her monotypes explore texture, depth and hue, often deliberately extending the image beyond the plate’s impression, expanding the compositional plane. Drawing upon historical symbology, classical imagery, the fragility of flora and fauna, and combining a range of printmaking techniques, a delicate line, multi-layered color palette, and balance, her works can be read as visual commentary on our time.