As well as exhibiting at galleries, Joanna Brendon holds an Open Studio twice a year. In the Summer, this is as part of Artists at Home, which she co-ordinated from 2000-2010. http://www.artistsathome.net.
She also hosts an open studio before Christmas. Her regular fellow exhibitors are Bobbie Kociejowski (woven textiles) and Annette O'Sullivan (jewellery).
Joanna's main body of work is landscape-based, but she has also produced a series of conceptual prints, exploring the theme of vision, as a means of confronting her own visual impairment. Three pieces from this series are in the permanent print collection at the V&A Museum and six works were displayed in the Saatchi Gallery in 2010. A series of 10 prints are now on permenant display at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
In 2007, Joanna was Artist in Residence at Brantwood, John Ruskin's home in Cumbria. This proved a fruitful period and led to a solo exhibition there the following year.
In October 2011, she had a solo exhibition at the Holywell Music Rooms in Oxford, being the featured visual artist to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Oxford Lieder Festival.
Prior to her commitment as a full-time painter, Joanna Brendon was the first director of the concert hall, St John's Smith Square. As well as concerts, she has presented poetry readings and exhibitions and has been deeply involved in fund-raising for the arts and other charitable causes. She is a committed member of the Development Board of Interact Stroke Support - Reading for Recovery http://www.interactreading.org . With the artist Jocelyn Clarke, she has run workshops for visually imapired visitors to The Wallace Collection and she has been involved with NRAS (National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society) since developing an aggressive form of the disease herself.