Joanne's work is incredibly whimsical, the direction my art has been taking me recently. The settings appear very simplistic at first, but they make interesting use of perspective and line quality. one of my favorite illustrations of hers is the mice eating the cheese and mac & cheese. I love the fourth mouse, who's not quite as obvious as the other three, but is quite amusing.
What I can learn from Joanne: great imagery doesn't necessarily transcend from photorealism. Artistically simple, but conceptually complex work can be astounding.