Joleen grew up with an interest in art starting at a very young age and followed that interest to the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary. She received her BFA Degree with a major in Visual Communications and went into the advertising and design industry working as an Art Director for a leading advertising agency in Saskatoon.

Fine art however has always been a first love. After leaving the advertising industry to start a family she has been able to pursue her passion for painting and drawing…working with acrylics is her preferred medium for its flexibility and unique characteristics that are unlike any other medium. Joleen explores abstract and derivative landscapes as the possibilities are endless, especially with the Saskatchewan prairies as an inspiration.