A mid-westerner all her life, Joanie grew up in Cincinnati, where, after high school, she attended the Academy of Communicative Arts. After graduating from ACA, Joanie held a number of jobs in advertising and design industries before moving to a career as a full-time artist. Over the last twenty years, Joanie has worked in textiles, pottery, concrete, and wood, and found her true calling in steel sculpture.   She currently lives and works in Noblesville, Indiana.

Joanie has exhibited in numerous local and state-wide galleries. She displays her work at local, regional, and national art shows, where she has drawn a loyal following. She uses nature as her inspiration to create contemporary yet whimsical elements that punctuate garden spaces and take on different moods depending on how the light changes across  seasons.