Joanna Mallin-Davies was born in the coal mining, Rhondda Valleys of South Wales.
She studied at the College of Art in Cardiff, and began working as a professional artists immediately on graduating, exhibiting her work throughout the world ever since.
She moved to Hong Kong, where she lived and worked for several years, before returning to Britain; making her base in London, and travelling with her work, all over the world. She left London to live in north Denmark, on the edge of a Fjord, where she found peace and space in which to work, in the raw beauty of the nature.
One of her sculptures was accepted to be part of a Sculpture Walk in South Dakota, USA, and serendipitously, the piece was cast foundry in Firenze, staying in San Donato in Poggio. When the sculpture was finished, she decided to move permanently to Toscana, where, after more than 20 years of making sculpture, she felt she had returned to the ‘source’ – immersed in the land of the Renaissance Masters.