Born in Surrey in 1962, Joanne Last currently lives and works in Surrey.
1980 – 85 – trained as a classical pianist at the Royal College of Music, London.
1990 – 92 – Art Certificate Course at Putney School of Art and Design.
Currently exhibits with The Porthminster Gallery, St Ives and Claremont Contemporary Art, Sevenoaks,
Solo shows at Thirteen Langton Street (Bernard Chauchet) – 2005 and 2008.
Exhibited extensively at the Mall Galleries, London with The Pastel Society,
The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, and The Society of Women Artists.
Member of the Pastel Society since 2015
2015 – The Buzzacott Award for Almost there and The Derwent Pastel Award for Summer Walk – both at the Look Again Pastel exhibition, Mall Galleries
2012 – John Longley Prize for Isleworth Ait in the Love Pastel exhibition, Mall Galleries.