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Photo of contemporary artist Joanne Coughlin, wearing blue top and smiling.

About the Artist

Joanne Coughlin is a Calabogie based contemporary and abstract artist who has been creating art for over forty years.  She grew up in Québec City where she began painting landscapes in oil.

After completing a degree in Commerce from the University of New Brunswick, she moved to Ottawa and started a career and family.  She continued to create art in many forms.  She owned and operated a home-based business called JC Designs which focused on creating hand painted clothing sold at local art fairs.  She also co-owned a women’s tennis apparel business called Racquet Rags in the early 1990’s.

After a thirty-one-year career in Government and the Aviation Industry, she retired in 2008 and moved to a lake outside of Ottawa with her husband and renewed her love of art.  She has been painting full time ever since. 


Although mostly self-taught Joanne has completed a number of art classes and workshops in Canada and the USA.  She is a member of the Ottawa Art Association, The West Carleton Art Society and Arts Carleton Place.


Artist Hosted:  Calabogie, 2009

Artist Hosted:  Ottawa, 2016

The Buzz Restaurant, Ottawa, 2016

The Art House Café, Ottawa 2017, ongoing

Alice’s Café January & February 2019, 2022

Good Eats Ottawa, October 2019

Carben Food and Drink 2017 - 2022

Equator Coffee - Almonte - 2022


Group Shows

WCAS Expressions of Art, Carp 2012

Bogie Art Group, Calabogie,2016

The New Art Festival, Ottawa, 2017, 2018

WCAS $100 and under show, Carp, 2017,18 Art House Cafe,  2017,2018

Fall Colours Show, Calabogie Peaks, 2018

Wall Candy 2018 and 2022

Art House cafe, Little X Little show, 2018,2022

Sweetly Affordable art show, Wesley Clover Park June 21-22,2024

How to purchase my art

Savvy Art market - Oakville, Ontario

Carleton Place Gallery, Carleton Place Ontario

See something here on my website that you want to purchase? Wonderful! Email me at and I will be happy to discuss payment and shipping information. Ready to purchase? Please get in touch.

Or visit Carleton Place Gallery to see in person. Or Savvy Art Website.

The Art House Café, Ottawa Ontario

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