Joanne F. Desmond received a BA in Art from University of MA/Boston with a concentration in printmaking and photography; M. Ed. in Arts & Learning from Endicott College; MFA from Mass College of Art & Design. Desmond’s work has shifted from the traditional use of media (i.e. photography and printmaking) into an exploration of materials, how they can be combined and further developed. Her work is now primarily mixed media, which has often taken on a more sculptural form.

Joanne Desmond’s studio, Red Horse Studio, is in Berwick, ME. She is a member of New England Wax, Monoprint Guild of New England, Brickbottom Arts Association, Women's Caucus for the Arts, and International Encaustic Artists.