I'm Joanne McDougall and I like messing around with pictures. 

While I've been drawing all my life I only took up watercolour when home with small children - they are fairly large now! I prefer to paint natural subjects and am best known for my florals and birds. My children's art classes have been running for fifteen years and I have been selling paintings for twenty five years now.

The Rangiora Art Society has over 100 members who cover a huge range of styles and mediums. As a member I am able to meet with other artists and pick up new skills and ideas which is enormously helpful.
My work can be seen at the Culverden Gallery and id Gallery at the Waikuku Brick MIll. Local exhibitions are also worth a look as we have marvelous artists and craftspeople in the Waimakariri region, working in a variety of styles.

My latest project is a children's book, "A Southern Tale." Having spent a year running the Meteorological station on Campbell Island and tripping over sea lions, I was horrified to discover that they'd been put on the endangered list. See the book page on this website for a peek inside.