Art Magazine Awards “Magnolia” Painting!

“Magnolia Galaxy,” my painting with 310,650 dots on a 40″ x 30″ canvas, won Honorable Mention in Artists Magazine’s annual abstract competition! This 2023 Jan/Feb edition of the magazine is available for purchase in bookstores and online.

“Magnolia” Painting is Winner

My painting, “310,650 Dots: Magnolia Galaxy” was a winner in the juried 8th Annual All Women Artist Art Exhibition & Competition featured online throughout March 2022! CLICK HERE to see all the artwork in the online exhibition.

As well, two additional paintings, “Octopus” and “Horse Head,” were accepted into the show.

So far, this is the largest painting in my Galaxy Paintings series, and it took three months to complete. CLICK HERE to watch a timelapse of its creation.

“Octopus” Painting Awarded Special Recognition


My painting, “122,150 Dots: Octopus Galaxy” was awarded Special Recognition in the juried 13th Annual “Abstracts” International Art Exhibition featured online throughout March 2022! CLICK HERE to see all the artwork in the online exhibition.

The gallery received 1,091 entries from 29 different countries from around the world, as well as from 36 different states and the District of Columbia. 

Abstract Impressionism painting "Octopus Galaxy"

More Exciting News!

My feature-length script “Vincent’s Muse” is a quarterfinalist in the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards!!

Keep your fingers crossed!



I am so frickin’ excited! I found out today that my feature-length script “Vincent’s Muse” is a quarter-finalist in the Cinequest Film Festival!!

Quarter-finalists are announced in January, so keep your fingers crossed.



Hearts Off the Shelf

hearts-featured-in-copperfields_Walking into a bookstore and seeing my coloring book Hearts featured in such a great spot is like going to Disneyland.

Location, location, location! That may be the secret to selling real estate, but every author knows that wonderful feeling when their book is displayed in those precious spots that show a book’s cover.

Thank you, Copperfield’s!

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My 2nd coloring book is #1 New Release on Amazon!

snowflakes-available-now_facebook_1-2-2017I’m thrilled to announce the release of my second coloring book for adults, Snowflakes, which has become a #1 New Release on Amazon! You can get your copy at

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Joelle’s “City Dog” in Gallery Show Opening Friday

dog-sidewalk_joelleburnette2015_x500My painting “City Dog” (a.k.a. “City Sidewalk Dog”) will be hanging in the “Small Work, Big Deal” show at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. The reception is the evening of Friday, December 2, from 6-7:30 p.m., and the show runs throughout the month of December.

“City Dog” and dozens of paintings, sculptures, photographs, and more art will be on display and available for sale. Don’t miss this super opportunity to find a piece of art to gift to a loved one this holiday season!

Visit the gallery at 282 S. High Street in Sebastopol, California.

Share the love with my new book!

Hearts: The Adult Coloring Book of Love's Journey.

I’m so excited to announce the release of my new book, Hearts: The Adult Coloring Book of Love’s Journey! Just in time for the holidays, Hearts makes a beautiful gift for coloring book enthusiasts and anyone looking for a relaxing escape.

Purchase your copies by visiting Amazon at

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