Joanna Jones lives and works in Dover, Kent. Following a foundation year at Northwich College of Art she continued her studies in London with a three year diploma course at the Byam Shaw Schools. Jones received her NDD in painting from Goldsmith’s College also winning first prize in the Greater London Council’s London 1969 before graduating from the Royal Academy Schools in 1970. She was co-founder of the London studio collective The Works before leaving for Germany in 1978, where she developed her practice exhibiting internationally returning to the UK in 1997. Her work encompasses performance and painting. She has received several professional awards, including a scholarship from Kuenstlerhaus Balmoral in 2000 and an ACE Year of the Artist award for a work at Samphire Hoe, Kent in 2001. In 2006, the Pharos Foundation brought out a major publication on her practice including a conversation with Guy Brett, entitled inside out in which he said: the inner light of your work goes beyond the problem of form, it represents pure energy. Jones extended her practice in the public realm founding Dover Arts Development (DAD) with Clare Smith in 2006. Among the other visual artists she has collaborated with are Carlyle Reedy, David Medalla, Peter Kennard, Vera Frenkel and Laura Padgett. She also continues to work with musicians namely the late Paul Bulwell and David Toop in the 1970's and more recently Paul Cheneour, Russel Burden, Rohan de Saram and Peter Sheppard Skaerved and the Kreutzer Quartet.