Joanne Helman is a Canadian artist, originally born in London, England and living in Toronto, Ontario. Her visual vocabulary is given expression in still life. Her work is compositionally simple and direct, which serves to highlight her signature high realism and meticulous oil technique, applying multiple layers of paint with tiny brushes. Her understanding of light and shadow, and use of negative space, emphasize the solitude of the figures and seems to make them almost anthropomorphic. Meanwhile, her minimal choice in colour and figure keep it beautifully simple.
Helman is a self-taught artist aided by her studies of Visual Art and History of Art at Kingston College in London, England. Her work has been exhibited across the nation, as well as being held in the collections of corporations and private collectors across Canada, the United States, the UK and Australia.