Joanna Cole is a landscape painter working from the Nest Creative Studios in Sydney. Literally following the path of en plein air artists Fred Williams and Luke Sciberras (to the Dandenong and Hill End) Joanna has embraced a process and a tradition that stimulates memories of long road trips, long summers, and adventures. Cole was awarded as a finalist in the New South Wales Parliament En Plein Air Art Prize in 2018. Her work is based on a foundation of continuous line drawing learned with Margie Hooper at the University of South Australia, and is layered with a repetition of motifs derived from the sketches and paintings from field trips. Unexpected placements of colour elicit recognition of seasonal and human contributions and a sense of wonder in the landscapes we witness; pleasure and joy. Over the last few years Joanna’s paintings have been included in national publications, group and solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne and regional NSW and held in private collections around the world. Cole is interested in how contemporary art can start optimistic dialogues about how we see the world and ourselves.