Joanna Rose Tidey   unnamed


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Artist Statement

Joanna Rose Tidey is originally from Essex however now works and lives in Southampton and across Hampshire.

Joanna has a keen interest in both Art and Science which is evident in her work, both painting, mixed media and installations.  Joanna draws inspiration from our interaction with the natural world.

Joanna has been painting since childhood. One of her earliest memories is being given a watercolour set to be kept at her nanny’s for when she visited. Her nanny’s love of gardening inspired Joanna’s first paintings and led to her love of wildlife which is apparent in the way she paints today.

Joanna still uses that first watercolour paint box now so full of memories.  After a degree in Fine Arts from the University of East London Joanna had completed many commissions including private collections both in the UK and abroad, local councils, Essex Mayflower Railway and Sudbury Railway. and worked with Galleries such as the Hayward Gallery London.

Joanna Sells her paintings online and sells her prints at:

  • The New Forest Wildlife Park, Ashurst
  • Manor Farm, Bursledon
  • Chestnut Centre
  • Shop, Hillfield Trading, Portsmouth
  • New Farm Shop, Horsham

Joanna teaches Watercolour and Acrylic Painting independently  ‘My Time Painting’ (

Joanna’s painting are vibrant and colourful reflecting her enthusiasm for wildlife and nature she is frequently found out and about painting the natural world . She is a welcome visitor to the New Forest Wildlife Park where she spends hours watching and painting native and more exotic species. Many of her paintings adorn the walls at the park



2007-2010 University of East London- Bachelor of the Arts with Honours

Fine Art, Bronze Casting, Painting/ Printmaking, Sculpture,

Arts Administration: Policies for Access, Gallery Education and International Matters, Advance Processes and Contemporary Practice (Exhibiting)

2006-2007 Camberwell College London University of the Arts- Diploma in Foundation Studies- Art and Design,

Level 3 Awards: Colour Theory and Practice, 3D Materials Exploration, Communication Drawing, and Pixel-Based Image Manipulation


London Borough of Havering Youth Group

I was commissioned by a youth team to design a logo to their brief, which was to be used for t-shirts for their BMX group.

I created the logo from a photo they provided and text they wanted to be included.

The t-shirts were sold to raise money for new skate equipment for their park.  I donated the logo to the youth group and ‘Friends of Cottons Park’ for this purpose.


  • Sense of Place

Collaborative Participatory Art Installation with Kirsty Packer, Lee Kislingbury and the local community
Empty Shop 25 South Street Romford
Bursary from Havering Council
A residency to explore the theme sense of place, an immersive environment was set up by the artists where the public contributed with black gaffer tape illustrating the floor and walls of the installation

  • Communication Tunnel

My Place Centre, lottery funded community centre-
Visual Artists Joanna Rose Tidey and Kirsty Packer, Lee Kislingbury Sound and Visual Artist
A day residency which coincided with the opening of the community centre where members of the community were asked to take a tag, write what they want to see out of the new community centre and then entwine it with the wool, to create a communication tunnel- a webbed tunnel made from bright colourful wool

Gallery Education 

  • Hayward Gallery, December 2012

Working for the Hayward Gallery, consulting and training Volunteers to care for Liang Shaoji’s live silkworm installation ‘Listen to the silkworms’ ‘Art of Change- New Directions from China’.

  • Intrinsic Unity:

Joanna Tidey and Lee Kislingbury, Huddle (Southbank Centre’s Visual Art Youth Group )+Guests

The ideas for the 2 day workshop was developed by, Joanna Rose Tidey and Lee Kislingbury

The participants were shown different ways in which they could take the silkworm’s temporary home and approach the task, however able to use these to create their own take on their own silk cubes.

Each individual box made by the participants during the 2 day workshop, unite to create a whole immersive installation.

The participants will be taking their silk cube home with them when the installation is dismantled- continuation of the evolution of the ‘silk friendship’ 


Freelance artist, Orb Gallery co- owner and Art Tutor for the Seasons art Class New Forest and Chandlers Ford Present

Hayward Gallery: Silkworm Consultant: Installation of artist Liang Shaoji Autumn exhibition September-December 2012

Workshop/Installation- Huddle Southbank Centre- Royal Festival Hall

My Place, Harold Hill community centre, art residency

Romford Contemporary Arts, ‘Sense of Place’ Havering council, empty shop and bursary

SEN Teaching Assistant, Parklands Primary school

Havering Council Volunteer youth work, summer art project