Joanne O'Dowd

Joanne O’Dowd

I was born in Nottingham in 1971 & have always had a keen interest in the Arts & Music.

I began producing electronic house music in 1996 as part of a duo named LUST4LUV. After gaining a sound engineering diploma in 1999, I moved to Cornwall to perform at the Total Solar Eclipse Lizard Music Festival.

My singing began initially as spoken vocals of my poetry, and my song writing & singing abilities developed alongside teaching myself guitar in 2004. The acoustic melodies combined with my electronic roots, lead to the creation of several electro-acoustic LUST4LUV albums. I released my electronica solo synthesizer productions as RHAPSODYZE.

I now regularly perform in venues around Nottingham & Cornwall, playing acoustic guitar & singing my own songs as well as cover versions.

Alongside my musical creations, in 2001 my creative wanderlust also progressed into digitally manipulating photographs & scanned images into digital art collages, which were then professionally printed as giclee canvases for exhibition and sale.

In 2009, I began drawing and painting using acrylic paints on canvas – as with my music, you will find that my art is inspired by nature & technology in symbiosis.

I especially enjoy combining all of my creative passions into multi-media projections during my live performances & artwork exhibitions.


Music & Art Branding

My duo music album projects were released under the branding LUST4LUV,

and for my solo music album I used the Rhapsodyze moniker,

Previously I published my Art using the intrik8 brand.

Since 2012 I decided to place everything under my own name, on this new joanneodowd.com website to feature the best of my Art, Music, Lyrics, Poetry, Photography & Paintings.

Highlights

2012

Large size acrylic on canvas paintings. Composed Orchestral Piano Music, with accompanying music video

2011

Selling my Artwork prints as retail merchandise

2009

Live Performances throughout Nottingham & Cornwall

2008

Creating several music albums available to buy through CDBaby & iTunes, remix projects & vocal collaborations, vocal reviews in The Future music magazine, album cover art design

2006

Promotional branding of social network music pages, designing flyers for a community project “The Visionary Art of Sound”.

Exhibits/Performances

2017

‘Treasure Box‘ album release Live Performances.

2014

Nottingham Chameleon Arts Cafe
Art Exhibition & Music Performance
Displaying Paintings, Digital artworks & Live Music performances from
The ‘Extracted Passions’ album.

Marazion Goldolphin Arms Gig Bar Gallery
Magical Mount painting exhibition

2005

Truro Lander Gallery
Various Digital Artwork on display
Falmouth Arts Centre
Photo-Strata Art Exhibition
Various Digital Artwork on display
Penzance Arts Club
Art/Music Exhibition
Opening Night Multimedia Performance & Art exhibited. First ever live vocal performance of ‘Drama’
from the ‘Raison D’etre’ album
Newquay TallTrees Club
100% Homegrown night
Booked for our VJ projections artwork of 3D animated intrik8 artwork visualisations alongside other local DJs & musicians

2002

Cy9er Cafe Penzance Cornwall
Multimedia performance combining VJ projections, displayed artwork & lust4luv music from The ‘Wave Metaphor’ album.