Joana Mollet Artist in Studio

Hi, I’m Joana

“I carry my landscapes around with me” Joan Mitchell 

My work explores the relationship between memory and our experience of the natural world. I’m fascinated by the way a landscape stays imprinted in us long after we have moved on.

I’m interested in capturing some of the more intangible imprints of our experiences: sounds, scents, visual rhythms and repetitions, light play, emotional and physical colour. I incorporate these into my visual language so that my work speaks of an emotional response to a given landscape.

Nature is inspiring but sadly, it is fragile

And that bittersweet realisation underpins a lot of my work. So, alongside my painting practise, I’m active in fund-raising for conservation groups. My painting “Masirah” raised 26,000 USD in 2020 for the Environment Society of Oman and I regularly partner with schools and NGOs, running art workshops to empower young people and raise awareness of the need to conserve the environment.

I have exhibited in several group shows as well as having two sell-out solo exhibitions under my belt. I was nominated for the Portuguese Sovereign Art Prize in 2023 and my work is held in private and public collections around the world.

Thanks for stopping by

  • Notable Collections:

    • Public Collection Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth. Muscat, Oman
    • Public Collection Port Sohar Museum 
    • Private Collection of High Royal Highness Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said
    • Private Collection of HH Sayyid Taimur bin Shabib Al Said 
    • Private Collection of HH Sayyid Tarik bin Shabib Al Said  
  • Exhibitions:

    Feb 28 - 02 March 2024: ESO Art Fundraiser

    Crowne Plaza Hotel Muscat, Oman 

    Group exhibition to raise funds for The Environment Society of Oman

    Sept - Oct 2021: Paredão - Entrelinhas 

    Public display Paredão de Cascais, Portugal

    Group exhibition A’Linha Collective, supported by Câmara de Cascais, Portugal

    October 2021: Thank You Ocean

    Lisbon, Portugal.

    Fundraising Group exhibition, JCI International, in support of Sea Shepherd, Shark Educational Institute

    November 2020: Coastline, Community & Conservation

    Bait al Baranda Museum Muscat, Oman

    Solo exhibition in collaboration with Ministry of Culture Sports and Youth and in support of 

    The Environment Society Oman

    Jan - April 2020: Paisagens do Agora

    Tagus Park Exhibition Centre. Oeiras, Portugal.

    Group exhibition A’Linha Collective

    Dec 2019: OmanVista - 49 Lanscapes of Oman

    Arabian Arts Academy. Muscat Oman

    Group exhibition celebrating 49 years of HM Sultan Qaboos’ reign

    Jan 2019: Ghala Art Open 

    Ghala Golf Club. Muscat, Oman

    Sept-Jan 2018: Art At Denton’s Program 

    Denton’s Law Firm. Muscat, Oman

    Group Exhibition showcasing local artists and photographers

    June 2018: Memories of the Wadi

    Centre Franco-Omanais. Muscat, Oman

    Solo Exhibition at French Omani Cultural Centre, supported by French Embassy