Joanna Turland is a contemporary painter based in Suffolk. Her work is rooted in traditional practice but takes a contemporary route into exploring the language of dreams, the unconscious and memories. Her works are intuitive in nature and reflect her internal world. Inspired by psychoanalytic theory the artist uses painting as a way to externalise and communicate with herself in a way that is both raw and candid. There is a vulnerability in the work and themes of feminism and mental health are recurring. A modern blend of Paula Rego’s narration and Lucian Freud’s intense mark making, Joanna Turland is creating relatable and honest contemporary works.

The artist graduated from Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London in 2018 and has continued to show her works in London and has work on permanent public display in Ipswich, Suffolk. The artist was shortlisted for the BP portrait award in 2017 and a participant in the Clyde and Co Art Award 2018/2019.