Born in Australia in the early 1970's Joanne Duckworth grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, New South Wales. Today she makes her home and studio in Maleny, Queensland, with her husband and their son.
Joanne started painting with acrylics in her teenage years and completed six months of art school before putting down her paint brushes in favour of needle and thread. In the mid 1990's she began creating collectable artist bears and continued to do so for the next 10 years.
Attending tertiary studies in fashion design, Joanne’s interest in drawing and painting was reignited during life-drawing and fashion-illustration class. After earning a Diploma in Textiles, Clothing and Footwear  Joanne continued to pursue an art education. Her current studies, Bachelor of Arts [Fine Art], will be completed in 2018. After which, Joanne intends on pursuing a career as a visual artist [painting].
Curtin University, Bachelor of Arts [Fine Art], 2012 – Present
Sunshine Coast Institute of Technology and Further Education, Diploma of Textiles, Clothing and Footwear, 2007
2013 Flowers, Figures & Fantasy, Holden’s Gallery, Qld AU
2006 TBAI, Binghamton NY, USA
Fynes-Clinton, Alex. 2013. One-hit wonders, SALT Magazine, Spring ‘13, p. 92-95.
Works held in private collections in Australia, Canada, the United States, England and Sweden.
2013 Letter of Commendation, Curtain University
2007 Academic Achievement Award, Sunshine Coast TAFE