A musician herself, Joanna Powell has been surrounded by music for most of her life and has a particular love for Scotland’s rich tradition of folk music. She likes to sketch her fellow musicians while they are playing and later transform these impressions into her own lyrical vision – normally working in oil.

She is particularly fascinated by the relationship between artist and instrument and the point at which a player becomes ‘lost in music’.

Her paintings have a simplicity of concept and design. There is no attempt to embellish her subjects. She expresses the love, the pure concentration and the moments of rapture experienced by each of her fellow players.

Originally from the Scottsh Borders, Joanna specialises in paintings of musicians and also portraits. She studied Fine Art at Lincoln and later at Preston College of Art. She has exhibited primarily throughout Scotland but also with selected private galleries in England.

WORKS

“The Guitarist”

“The Guitarist”

Joanna Powell – Oils on canvas. Signed with monogram & dated (20)14. Image 59 x50 cms. £650

“Fiddler in Grey Hat”

“Fiddler in Grey Hat”

Joanna Powell – oils on board signed with monogram & dated (20)18. Image 51 x41 cms. £555

“Blue Guitarist”

“Blue Guitarist”

Joanna Powell – Oils on canvas. Signed with monogram & dated (20)18. Image 41 x29 cms. £375

“Accordionist in Red”

“Accordionist in Red”

Joanna Powell – Signed with monogram & dated (20)18. Image 51 x41cms. £475

“Accordion and Hurdy Gurdy”

“Accordion and Hurdy Gurdy”

Joanna Powell – oils on board. Signed with monogram & dated (20)18. Image 40 x40 cms. £475

“The Polish Fiddler”

“The Polish Fiddler”

Oils on canvas board. Signed & dated (20)12 Image size approx 39 x29 cms £450

“The Saxophonist”

“The Saxophonist”

Oils on canvas board. Monogrammed & dated (20)12 Image size approx 38 x 28 cms £450

“Pink Guitarist”

“Pink Guitarist”

Oils on canvas board. Monogrammed & dated (20)14 Image size approx 70 x 59 cms £750

“Mandolin Player”

“Mandolin Player”

Oils on canvas. Monogrammed & dated (20)16 Image size 40 x 40cm £550

“Jazz Guitarist”

“Jazz Guitarist”

Oils on canvas board. Monogrammed & dated (20)16 Image size 38 x38cm £550

“Kate on Guitar (Kate Rusby)”

“Kate on Guitar (Kate Rusby)”

Oils on canvas. Monogrammed & dated (20)16 Image size 40 x 40cm £550