Johanna Zeelenberg was born in the north-west mining town of Wittenoom in 1973, and has lived in Kalgoorlie, Kalamunda and now Chidlow. She has been painting and drawing most of her life, exhibiting in group shows for the past 25 years. As a child, she remembers often using fallen branches from ghost gums and drawing into the Pilbara red dirt, making marks using feathers, leaves and creek bed stones to form rhythmic patterns that echo the landscape and the living creatures that cling to it. These early experiences continue to influence her artistic process, and now, living in the Mundaring Hills, she is inspired to draw from the local environment. "My landscapes are sometimes ambiguous, dream-like places that seem to have amalgamated from the places that I have lived and travelled to". Johanna also likes to paint larger abstract work from smaller detailed studies of plants, animals, and the earth.