Jovana was born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1982. Her passion for the arts started young and she was a prolific painter and sculptor from an early age. She attended a private school that specialized in fine arts, and was tutored and mentored by one of the most famous and renowned Serbian artist, Zeljko Tonsic. She attended and graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Belgrade and then completed a Masters Degree in Art Conservation.
Jovana immigrated to Canada in 2007 and began working in the field of Art Conservation. Her passion for painting has never wavered and she has continued to paint and explore in a variety of mediums. She is influenced and always admired artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gustav Klimt and Chaim Soutine.