Joanne Brooker's creative talent and painting skills have established her as an exciting and original artist specializing in portraiture, media art, illustration and caricature.

Under the name, Applegate, Joanne created editorial illustration for News Ltd newspapers for ten years from 1992.

Winning awards including Best Artist at the Queensland Media Awards on four occasions, Best Artist, Best Caricaturist and Best Realistic Illustration at the Stanley awards for Media, NSW Journalist Best Artwork as well as dozens of other media art awards has recognized Joanne has been recognised by her industry as a top professional media artist.

After leaving the newspaper world in 2001 Joanne was encouraged to pursue her interests overseas.

Joanne's dedication to her craft was her undertake a solo journey to Iran during the Danish cartoon protests in order to understand the power of political cartooning.
Joanne has worked and exhibited in South America, India, South East Asia, Spain, China, Turkey, Dubai and now lives in Doha, Qatar.

Joanne has been published worldwide as an artist, photographer and writer.

Joanne is an award winning professional media artist that understands the creative process of art and its application