Joanna Maitland-Hudson was born in Gloucester in 1977, the youngest of three girls. She grew up and was educated in Surrey and it was perhaps these semi-rural locations which engrained in Joanna an ardent love of nature and its profound effect to create stillness and wellbeing.
Joanna paints in many mediums, but her most well known work is in oils. Her background in interior design and specialist decorative affects influence both her compositional style and her love of working with pure gold and silver leaf, as well as other metal finishes, including platinum and aluminium. It is this fusion of luxurious elements and emblems of natural beauty, such as flora and fauna, which hallmark her work.