jl gallery
artist joanne young
jl gallery

Now residing in Scottsdale, Arizona, I have spent time in many countries over the past 20 years, including New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Tahiti, Mexico and Hawaii and Mainland USA. I have found flowers and plants to be a source for inspiration no matter what the environment.

Early in my career I created Photographic Paintings of my subject but have evolved to let the emotion of the environment and my feelings influence the colors and hues of my art. From the saguaro cactus of Arizona to the hibiscus of Port Douglas, Australia; I can remember the exact moment and feeling of that place in time. This is why I paint. Each piece brings back the specific feelings and immortalizes a flower that has long since faded and withered.

My most recent work explores more stylized and bold colorization of my subject matter. This is visually stunning, is more provoking and is expanding my comfort zone. Shapes of light and color are incorporated into my more recent contemporary scenes and take me to another place.

Past Showings

  • Grand Opening of JLGallery Studio, Sept. 29, 2012
  • Defenders of Children, Black and Bling auction at Season 52 restaurant, "Aquarius" donated. Sept. 21, 2012
  • Art Renaissance Luncheon at Vincents. Featured artist and art. Sept. 13, 2012
  • St. Gregory's Auction. Donated "St. Francis" giclee, May 18, 2012
  • Mothers Grace, Defenders of Children, Give a Child a Chance. Donated "untitled", May 2012
  • 7th Annual Best of Artists Juried exhibition, "Sky Dive" featured. Honorable Mention. April 14, 2012
  • 13th Annual Spring Painting Exhibition, "Sky Dive" featured. March 2-April 12, 2012
  • Doves Program Iron and Art in the Desert III, featured artist. March 24, 2012
  • Phoenix Center for the Arts. Juried competition "Winslow" and "Valentine" chosen. "Winslow" placed 3rd overall. Dec. 2, 2011
  • Angelica Gallery featured artist Phoenix, AZ. November - December 2011
  • Hasson Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Featured artist Aug. 26, 2011
  • Phoenix Center for the Arts, "Conversation Pieces". Juried competition "Mimi" chosen. Jan. 7-28, 2011
  • Vortex 2011 art magazine. "Govenator" featured. Scottsdale, AZ. May 2011
  • 12th Annual Spring Painting Exhibition, "Govenator" featured. April 2011
  • Featured in Spring 2011 feast.wmv youtube.
  • 6th Annual Best of Artists juried exhibition, "Samson" featured.
  • Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival, Nov. 6-8, 2010
  • The Cave Creek Film and Art Festival juried competition. Mahala featured. July 9, 2010
  • Vortex art magazine, "Mahala" wins the cover. May, 2010
  • 11th Annual Spring Painting Exhibition, "Mahala" featured. April 2010
  • My fridge for SRP shown at Arizona State University and Arizona Science Center. 2010.
  • SRP commercial of all fridges and artists involved in the event, May 25, 2010
  • Fridge-A-Thon June 5, 2010 presented all fridges done for SRP, After Hours Gallery, Phoenix Arizona
  • Country Thunder/SRP commissioned me to paint a refrigerator for the concert. Keith Urban signed the fridge as well as the other musicians/singers. April 2010. Attended concert over 4 days. Sat on stage while Keith Urban performed.
  • Tempe Festival of the Arts, December 4-6, 2009, Tempe, Arizona. Participant.
  • Art @ Solel, Auction and Charity event, November 7, 2009. Paradise Valley, Arizona. "Desert Dog" painting.
  • Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival, November 6-8, 2009. Carefree, Arizona. Participant.
  • Camelback Village Art Show and Wine Tasting, August 19, 2009. Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Excellence Under the Stars, May 7, 2009 for "Eleanor" painting. Award.
  • Excellence in Art for Vortex 2009, a publication. "Eleanor" painting. Award.
  • SCC 9th Annual Painting Exhibition, March-April 2009, Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival, March 6-8, 2009, Carefree, Arizona. Participant.
  • Newspaper article featuring a story on Joanne L Gallery. City Sun Times, March edition 2009
  • Harris Bank Painting Exhibition, February 7-May 9, 2009, Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Scottsdale Fine Art Gallery Charity Exhibition for schools in Africa, October 30-November 2, 2008. Scottsdale, Arizona. "Mission Bells"painting.
  • Kevin Harris Gallery Fall Reception, October 10, 2008, Cave Creek, Arizona
  • Remax presents "Experience Mirabel" featuring JLGallery, CWLife and others. Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Grayleaf Galleria Art Walk showing, May 23, 2008, Prescott, Arizona
  • Excellence Under the Stars, April 23, 2008 for "Untitled" (Desert Aura). Award.
  • Excellence in Art for Vortex 2008, a publication. "Untitled"(Desert Aura) painting. Award.
  • Kevin Harris Gallery Benefit showing for Habitat for Humanity, Cave Creek, Arizona, April 18-20, 2008.
  • SCC "Syn-esthetic-ism" Painting Exhibition, Scottsdale, Arizona, March 28-April 24, 2008
  • Kevin Harris Gallery Grand Opening, Cave Creek, Arizona, February 15, 2008
  • Sonoran Arts League Painting Demonstration January 19, 2008 Featuring Joanne L Gallery.
  • Nickel Creek Gallery, Cave Creek, Arizona, December 21, 2007 Holiday Showing.
  • Nickel Creek Gallery Grand Opening, Cave Creek, Arizona, November 30, December 1-2, 2007.
  • Excellence Under the Stars, April 11, 2007 for "Prickly Pear" painting. Award.
  • Excellence in Art for Vortex 2007, a publication. "Prickly Pear" painting. Award.
  • SCC "Hue Mongous" Painting Exhibition, Scottsdale, Arizona, March 30-April 26, 2007
  • Tempe Festival of the Arts, March 30, 31 and April 1, 2007, Tempe, Arizona. Participant
  • Remax presents Photography-Connie White and Fine Art-Joanne L. Gallery with Real Estate Design, November 14, 2006, Carefree Arizona
  • SCC Spring Painting Exhibition, Scottsdale, Arizona, March 24, 2006
  • SCC Art Competition Winners Show, Scottsdale, Arizona, February 4, 2006
  • Mortgages by Design Presents artist Joanne L Gallery, solo exhibition, July 29, 2004, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Mortgages by Design Presents artist Joanne L Gallery, solo exhibition, April 7, 2004, Auckland, New Zealand
  • SCC First Annual Painting Exhibition, May 12-26, 2002, Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Arizona Art Institute, Colored Pencil Exhibition,Phoenix, Arizona, May 16, 2001