Joanne Clarke Print Biography

Born in Brantford, Ontario and resident of the Toronto area since 1963.   Exhibiting     professionally since 1980.  Longstanding, elected member of  The Ontario Society of Artists and The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour.  Represented in many corporate and public collections.


B.Sc. 1966, University of Toronto

The evolution of my style has been achieved largely through self-development and constant exploration. The early period included study with prominent Canadian artists at Art Sake (Toronto), Ontario College of Art (Toronto), Schneider School of Fine Art, (Ontario) and Seneca College (Ontario).


2004                Harbour Gallery, Mississauga, Ontario
2002                Harbour Gallery,Mississauga,Ontario
2000                Harbour Gallery,Mississauga,Ontario                                                                
1998                Harbour Gallery,Mississauga, Ontario
1997                Wallace Galleries, Calgary, Alberta
1996                Hollander York Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1994                Hollander York Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1993                Whitten Gallery, King City, Ontario
1991                Whitten Gallery, King City, Ontario
1990                Whitten Gallery, King City, Ontario
1989                Wallace Galleries, Calgary, Alberta
1988                Madison Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1987                McGill Club, Toronto, Ontario
1984 -1987      Whitten Gallery, King City, Ontario
1982                Christie Gallery, Merrickville, Ontario}
1981-1982       Gustafsson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario


2004    Flower 8 Artists at John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON
1997   Perspectives 97, Pratt & Whitney Juried Exhibition, Mississauga, ON
1997    Ontario Society of Artists - Members Exhibition, John Aird Gallery, Toronto
1997    Ontario Society of Artists, The 125th Anniversary Travelling Juried Exhibition
1995    Wallace Galleries, Calgary, Alberta - Joanne Clarke, Mary Pavey
1993    O’Keefe Centre with Canadian Opera Co. and Ontario Society of Artists
1991    The Environment, A Perspective - Ontario Society of Artists (O.S.A.), John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON
1991    O’Keefe Centre with National Ballet of Canada
1988    Art Expressions - Ontario Society Of Artists (O.S.A.) Juried Traveling Exhibition
1988    Ontario House, London, England - Exhibition of 28 paintings for official opening          ceremonies
1988    Ontario Society of Artists (O.S.A.), John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
1987    Approaching Watercolour - McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario - (three        person exhibition).
1987    Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (C.S.P.W.C.), Members’ Exhibition, John B. Aird            Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1986    C.S.P.W.C. 61st Annual Juried Exhibition, Honourable Mention, John B. Aird Gallery Toronto, Ontario
1985    Near Horizons - Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (three person exhibition).
1985    A Winter Garden - Merton Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, with Ike Bana International
1985    Harbourfront Gallery and O’Keefe Centre with Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour     (C.S.P.W.C.)
1985    C.S.P.W.C. Diamond Jubilee Collection (Juried), presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
1980-1983      Group Exhibitions at O’Keefe Centre, The McLean Estate, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, Alberta and Mount Royal College Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTIONS: (locations in Toronto unless otherwise noted)

Alcan Wire & Cable
Amoco Canada - Calgary
ABN Bank Canada
Baif Associates
Bank of Montreal
Bank of America, Canada
Baycrest Hospital
Bennett, Jones, Verchere
Beutal Goodman Inc.
Braelorne Resources - Calgary
Canadian Airlines, Pearson International Airport
Canadian Pacific Hotels
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Canada Life Assurance Co.
Cara Operations Ltd.
Cassels, Brock & Blackwell
Certicom Corp.
CI Mutual Funds
Citibank Canada
Clublink Corp.
Comlink Systems Inc.
Constitution Insurance Co. of Canada
Canadian Pacific Hotels
Crown Life Assurance Co.
Cyanamid Canada Inc.
Delta College - Montreal
Deloitte Consulting
Digital Equipment of Canada Ltd.
Drug Trading Co.
DuPont Canada Inc.
Dye and Durham Co. Ltd.
Esso Resources - Calgary
Financial Trustco
Firan Foundation - Oakville
General Electric
General Trust of Canada
Glaxo Laboratories
H&R Developments
Hefkey and Associates Ltd.
Hicks, Morley, Hamilton, Stewart & Storie
Houser, Henry, Loudon & Syron
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
Impco Investment Management Ltd
Illsley, Bourbonnais, Ward, Howell  
King Ranch
Knight, Bain, Seath and Holbrook
London Life Insurance Co. - London
Magna International Ltd.
Manulife Financial
Market Facts of Canada
Marriott Corp.
Marsh & McLennan Ltd.
McNeil Mantha Inc.
Minorca Gold Resources
Minto Communities Inc.
National Cash Register (NCR)
BMO Financial Group
Nortel Networks
Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital
Park Plaza Hotel
Pharmacia Upjohn
Regional Cancer Centre/ Toronto Sunnybrook Hospital
Reichold Ltd.
Robinson and Heath Ltd.
Royal LePage - Calgary
Sack, Charney, Goldblatt and Mitchell
Semple Gooder Roofing Ltd.
Shoppers Drug Mart
Slough Estates Canada Ltd.
Straiton, Pearson and Martin Ltd.
Swiss Re Canada
Syntex  Inc.
Syntex Agribusiness Ltd.
Tandem Computers Ltd.
Teklogix Inc.
Templeton Management Ltd.
Terracan Capitol Corp.
Toronto Transit Commission
Treetops Executive Centre
Tuckahoe Financial Corporation
Unum Provident
Watson Wyatt
Wood Gundy Inc.
Yorkton Securities Inc.


British High Commission, Kenya
City of North Bay, Ontario
Diamond Jubilee Collections, Windsor Castle
Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, Toronto, Ontario
York Region Public School Board, Aurora, Ontario
York Region Separate School Board, Newmarket, Ontario


Ontario Society of Artists (O.S.A.) Elected 1987
Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (C.S.P.W.C.) - elected 1984
Visual Arts Ontario [previous] - the artist represented Ontario artists on the Board of Directors 1981 - 1983


Canadian Gardening Magazine, Aug,/Sept, 1998, The Art of Gardening.
Life Channel Television - Canadian Gardening  May 29,1998. Artist Garden.
Sadiq, Nazneen.  Studio Hopping in York Region; Jamie Macrae & Joanne Clarke, Yorkview, June-July 1984, pp. 33-35.
Watkin, Joanna. Visions of Canada. The Daily Mercury, Guelph, Ontario, August 9, 1983.
Trowell, Ian. Watercolour Exhibition. London Free Press, December 12, 1987.
Moc, Marcella. Printed and Painted Reality, The Gazette, London, Ontario, December 1987.
Shaw, Catherine Elliott. Approaching Watercolour. Exhibition Catalogue McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, November 1987.