Joanna A Balaski

Artists -> Joanna A Balaski

My love of nature was instilled as a young girl through experiences of family
campouts and my involvement with the girl scouting movement. This led me to a
career as a forester.

Originally from Toronto, Ontario but now a long-time resident of Grande Prairie,
Alberta, I have dappled in the arts for most of my life, from sketching lilac bushes
as a girl, experimenting with wood carving, to now, painting with acrylics and
watercolours. I am a member of the Grande Prairie Guild of Artists.

I further my skills by attending a senior’s painting class at the Centre for Creative
Arts where I have had my very own show ‘What’s in My Backyard’ on display this
past summer. I have also participated in shows at the Beaverlodge Art & Culture
Centre, local seniors’ residences, the QE II hospital, the Euphemia McNaught
Homestead, and at various Guild events.

I have been featured at The Grant Berg Art Gallery for the ‘Capture the Beauty of
the Peace’ art competition.

My paintings tend towards representational and include landscapes, birds, animals,
plants, portraiture and still life. I am and always will be in the process of finding
my own unique style but my hope is that my absolute passion for painting will be
demonstrated in the work that I create and that it will resonate with art lovers everywhere!