Joanne Hastie is a Canadian painter based in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. She paints landscapes and cityscapes using acrylic paint and glazes on canvas and paper.
I paint my current surroundings in the present moment. I layer deliberate, large brush strokes to evoke the feeling of a familiar location. The colors and light from a cityscape or landscape inspire me. I hope to bring the viewer to the present moment with these images. We spend significant time dwelling in the past or worried about the future. I strive to be in the moment and bring people to the present by painting the world around me.
My formal training is in business and engineering. In business, one is constantly negotiating the past and future, using the past to assess future risks and propositions – it is never in the present. In engineering; estimates, theories and calculations collected from our senses are used to predict future outcomes.
The constant improvement required in both fields makes me long to paint and immersing myself in present moment.
My paintings of cityscapes and landscapes connects with people and their memories. This has inspired me to work on a project create new memories from past Canadian artists.
Recently I’ve been using painting to cross disciplines into engineering I am investigating a process to automate painting using robotics.
2016 Around Corners, Unitarian Church of Vancouver Vancouver, Canada
2014 Current Works, Lost + Found Café Vancouver, Canada
2017 13 Feet Off to Sicily, Main Space Gallery Vancouver, Canada
2016 Voyages, Il Museo, The Italian Cultural Centre Vancouver, Canada
2015 The Great Vancouver Art Heist, MINBID Gallery Edmonton, Canada
2014 City Life, Ferry Gallery Buildings Vancouver, Canada
Selected Juried Shows
2017 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Winsor Gallery Vancouver, Canada
2016 Success! (Juried), Canadian Federation of Artists Vancouver, Canada
2015 Landscape Show (Juried), Canadian Federation of Artists Vancouver, Canada
2015 Artist’s Choice (Juried), Canadian Federation of Artists Vancouver, Canada
2015 Visionary, RAW Natural Born Artists Vancouver, Canada
Automobili Lamborghini ACSL
Okanagan Ice Wine Festival
Simon Fraser University
Sotheby’s Realty, Sun Peaks BC
2017 “La Pineta” Graniti Murales, Outdoor 20’ x 27’ Graniti, Italy
2014 “Valle d’Alcantara” Graniti Murales, Outdoor 24’ x 11’ Graniti, Italy
1997 Children Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Indoor 24’ x 8’ Ottawa, Canada
1997 Corel Centre YMCA, Indoor 8’ x 12’ Ottawa, Canada
2017 Graniti Murales Graniti, Italy
2014 Graniti Murales Graniti, Italy
2014 – 16 MINBID Gallery Edmonton, AB Canada
2007 – 08 Clarus Galleries Toronto, ON Canada
2006 – 14 Tree Line Studios Sun Peaks, BC Canada
2011 MBA, Management of Tech, Simon Fraser University Vancouver, Canada
2006 BASc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo Waterloo, Canada
2016 Associate Signature Status, Canadian Federation of Artists