Joanne's art education is extensive. Because of the extensive variety in her education, she has had the opportunity to experience many types of mediums and methods. From 1973 to 1975 she studied with artist Doe Crapo. She also studied at Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis in their extended education program from 1991 to 1995. She was a student at the Art Academy of Cincinnati from 1999-2004. Joanne spent some time studying at the Southern State College in Ohio under James Werline from 2004-2008. She has also studied under Suzanne Peck in Sarasota, Florida and Shirley Luttrell in Zionsville, Indiana. Joanne's work consists of watercolor paintings, oil paintings and charcoal drawings.