I’m Joanna Moore, a compulsive drawer and architectural historian. I studied Architecture and History of Art at university, and completed the postgraduate Drawing Year at the Prince’s Drawing School, where I won the Patron’s Prize. I have exhibited in Spitalfields, the Tea Building in Shoreditch, the Prince’s Drawing School, and Southwark Cathedral. All my work is produced, or developed, from drawings done from observation. I never use a camera, and work on site, whatever the weather. My prints and paintings are often re-worked from these original drawings, many monotypes are created on location.
When I’m not drawing, I can be found continuing to work for Prince’s Drawing School, teaching 10-14 year-olds drawing at the Victoria & Albert Museum as part of the Prince’s Drawing Clubs, cycling through the streets of London, baking, or winding down with a Gn’T and a cat on my lap. This blog is a personal diary of my ambition to draw and make, my work, travels and inspirations.
Why the town mouse? It seemed appropriate for how I feel scampering around my favourite city and drawing on street corners.