Thomson is a full-time visual artist specializing in watercolour for illustration and fine art. Her quiet and contemplative approach to art making is evident in her landscapes, illustrations and in her new ‘mason jar’ series. An excellent instructor, Thomson holds a Masters degree in Adult Education and is active in the community as an artist advocate, mentor and facilitator. Themes of Joanne’s work vary from the inner human experiences to expressions of the landscape, flora and fauna of Victoria. She initiated a pilot project for an Artist in Residence with CRD Parks and spent 6 weeks in Francis King Park in February and March 2015.