Joanne Colely is dedicated to her craft as a full time professional artist. An International Stevie Award Winner, a cast member of the documentary ‘Project Manifest,’ she is known throughout the South Pacific as ‘the art work’ to have in your home. Her astounding achievements since 2020 - 2023 are many and varied. The request to paint the Former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, plus many famous faces which include Daniel Ricciardo, Dr Charlie Teo, Kelly Slater, Ray Meager (Alf from Home and Away), Nat Fyfe, Nick Naitanui among many others. More recently she has been asked to paint the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson. Painting these politicians and celebrities has raised $200,000 for various charities across Australia.
Her main focus now is painting commissions and selling her collection of works, where her style is extremely diverse. Painting from landscapes to portraits, to a surrealist narrative collection of works and more recently large glass resin pieces with diamond dust and splashes of metallics with mixed media. Some of her works are held by private collectors both nationally and internationally.