Joanne  received a BA in Art from University of Massachusetts with a concentration in printmaking and photography; M. Ed. in Arts & Learning from Endicott College; and a MFA from Mass College of Art & Design. She holds a Certificate of Advanced Degree in Expressive Arts from Salve Regina University as well as a certificate in Equine Experiential Learning from Adventures in Awareness, Tucson, AZ.   

Desmond ‘s art work is primarily mixed media and often shifts from the traditional use of media into an exploration and combination of materials.  She is a member of New England Wax, Monoprint Guild of New England, Brickbottom Arts Association, Women’s Caucus for the Arts, and Zea May Printmaking, Northampton, MA.  Her studio, Red Horse Studio, is at her home in Berwick, ME.