Joanna Gilbert uses spray paint and mixed media to convey what she terms ‘urban expression’ – a reflective internalisation of images gained from the observation of street art within urban environments.

Maverick acts of graffiti and street art appear throughout the urban landscape in an uncontrolled manner against the backdrop of predefined and approved architecture. This rebellion of interest tells a story of a polarised world – one where dictatorship meets expression.

Aspects of the random and the uncontrolled are juxtaposed with order and formality. This blend of controlled and uncontrolled is translated as an intuitive response, represented on canvas.

“I see the streets as galleries. Whether we like it or not – urban walls are a shared canvas for anyone with a spray can.”


  • “I’ve been fortunate to witness how Jo, with such ease, expertly manipulates shape and colour to create dynamic abstracts”.

    Paul Regan

  • “Joanna’s works are constantly evolving and hugely popular with our clients, she is a joy to work with and we are proud to represent her”

    Tor Henman ARTIQ


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“Art is a process, not a result”

Insights from Artist Marcus McAllister It is always interesting to talk experiences with another artist. Last night I had the privilege of meeting Marcus McAllister at the Be Smart About...

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Art Beats Live Painting Event at Old Spitalfields Market

Joanna Gilbert was one of 15 artists selected to take part in a charity live interactive art event at Old Spitalfields market on 12th May 2017. The theme was the ‘Heart of the East...

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Joanna Gilbert Artist
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Artist Interview: Joanna Gilbert on Promoting Her Art Online and the Importance of Offline Networking

I was recently asked to be interviewed by to share my knowledge on how I promote my art and the importance of on and off-line marketing. The interview is pasted below,...

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