My Buzz

We are a small but mighty family business who welcomes visitors to the gallery with a friendly smile and a warm heart. Visit our beautiful coastal art gallery in Cullercoats where you have the unique opportunity to buy paintings direct from the artist in a relaxing and homely environment.

Inside our charming gallery interior you will find a showcase of Joanne's original coastal and landscape paintings; complimented by a wide selection of limited edition fine art prints featuring many of the North East's most famous landmarks. Including coastal landscapes of Northumberland, North Tyneside, North Yorkshire and a few other UK holiday destinations.


My Bio

I am an award winning artist based at my studio gallery in Cullercoats on the North Tyneside coast.

Born in Berwick upon Tweed I was blessed to grow up surrounded by the beautiful Northumbrian countryside. Spending childhood summers playing on Cocklawburn beach and visiting my grandparents in the village of Alnmouth.

In 2000 I gained a BDes hons in Printed Textile Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. I started my career as a freelance designer creating surface pattern designs for gift wrap, greetings cards, furnishing fabrics and Hawaiian shirt print designs for the USA market.

In 2006 I decided to make a change and develop my own painting and mixed media artwork. Together with my husband Ross we set up our own self publishing art, print and greetings card business and in 2009 I won a female entrepreneur award for the North East of England's, Best Creative Business. Since then we have never looked back.

In 2019 we fulfilled my life long dream of running my own gallery. We bought a property in the seaside village of Cullercoats on the North Tyneside Coast, and the Joanne Wishart Gallery was born. I spend my days in the studio at the back of the property developing ideas and creating artwork while my husband Ross manages the gallery.  He runs a smooth ship acting as my agent, liaising with customers and distributing trade / customer orders worldwide via our online shop.

We live happily together in the fishing port of North Shields on the River Tyne with our twin sons Fraser and Finley.