Joanna Turlej is a watercolor artist. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design (O.C.A.D.) in Toronto, ON with honours degree in art and design and George A. Reid Award of Excellence.
She explored different media, from tapestry weaving, silk painting to watercolors. Joanna spent her formative years in a small resort town Zakopane, in mountainous region of southern Poland. This was where the seeds of creativity were planted. She began drawing and painting under the guidance of her father, who was an artist and an art professor at various art schools.
Four years at OCAD University provided Joanna with an even more solid foundation in the art, re-enforced later by workshops with well-known artists.