Joanne Costello started her formal art training through numerous courses at MUN Extension Arts in the mid-80’s. She attended Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario in 1987 where she received her Fine Arts Degree.
Her subject is geology and geomorphology (the study of landforms). Her fascination with stone is the result of growing up surrounded by high cliffs and boulders and spending countless hours playing on many of Newfoundland’s rocky beaches. Her medium is mainly acrylic but she also has an interest in various forms of printmaking.
Joanne currently lives in St. John’s and works full-time as a Library Assistant at the Map Room in the Queen Elizabeth II Library. She is also coordinator of the First Space Gallery at the library whose mandate is to promote the work of new graduates from the Visual Arts program of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. Joanne is currently a member of VANL, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. Michael’s Printshop. Her work can be seen at the Five Islands Art Gallery, Tors Cove and the Pollyanna Gallery, St. John’s.