""A Party Of Poppies"" by Joanne Unruh




 "Doors Of Florence"  20"x16",  $400                 

"Doors OF Florence" by Joanne Unruh   


             Out of The Blue, Snow Geese, 18"x24" $400                                                            "Out of The Blue: Snow Geese" by Joanne Unruh             



               From realism to expressionism all of my oil paintings


                                                   are on quality wrapped canvas

                                              and express my feelings and experiences.

                                                Commissions are always welcome.

                                   If you would like a painting in another size or shape

                                               I can to do a custom piece for you.

                        You may have a photograph of an interesting experience of your own

                                                that you want saved in an oil painting.


                                                   Paintings can be framed or not

                                                      according to your own style.

                                                      Email: jeunruh@yahoo.com










Artistic Statement

                                         Deciding what to paint and how to do it is the greatest challenge!


                                                 "Bowl Full of Peaches" by Joanne Unruh                       


About The Artist

"Wispy Clouds Over The Okanagan" by Joanne Unruh


"Doors OF Florence" by Joanne Unruh

My leisure time activities have run the gamut. I have enjoyed dancing, skating, skiing, drama, fashion and sewing, and more recentlyclay sculpture, drawing and oil painting. 

During sports activities, travelling abroad and visits with family and friends I gather images that I relly need to paint.

I am passionate about expressing my life experiences in art and I continued to develop new skills at workshops with expert local asrtists.

In painting I try to set a good example for my children in hope that they will catch the bug. If you have ever thought that you might like to venture into an art class, go for it. You may find that you have a gift and would never have known of it.  The world needs more artists.

I am currently an active member of The North Shore Artist’s Guild, The West Vancouver Community Arts Council and The Federation of Canadian Artists.

Please look at my galleries in the menu and reach me by email. I would love to create a special piece just for you.



Joanne's best pictureI was born in Vancouver, Joanne Holm, and attended Kerisdale Elementary. My family moved to Winnipeg where I continued to enjoy many sports and school music events for many years at River Heights Jr. High and Kelvin High School. While I had some art classes I was fully absorbed by other activities like singing and skaiting and track and field.

I am really lucky to have found painting at all.

My interest in Science and the Arts led me to degrees in Home Economics and Teaching from the University of Manitoba. My career which started with a year as Miss Manitoba during my graduating year, was followed by the Eaton's Management Training Program, and then the teaching of Food and Nutrition and Child and Human Development and Clothing and Textiles.               

A move back to Vancouver in 1993, for my husband's career, gave me the time that I had always wanted for art. Thank you for being there, Millicent Harrison, James Picard, Leanne Christie, Dean Croft, Paul Chizik, Maria Josenhans, Fred Oster and many others who were willing to provide weekend workshops.

My love of skiing takes me to the frozen beauty of the winter mountains while summer days are filled with hiking through the hillside vineyards and orchards of Naramata in the Okanagan and swimming from the boat in the middle of lake.

I am married to David Unruh and live in West Vancouver. I have my younger sister Barbara Holm, also a dedicated artist, and a brother, Trevor Holm, who does everything humany possible. I am blessded with 2 children and 2 fabulous grandsons.