Jo Ann has been drawing and painting for over 50 years and has studied art in various mediums throughout and namely at the Timberlane Studios Aurora, Ont., the Newmarket School of Fine Art, the Tarpon Springs, Dunedin and Clearwater, Florida Arts Societies and the Southampton Art School. She is accomplished in oil painting, watercolour, acrylics and pastels. She continues to take workshops and courses expanding her portfolio to include pastel portraiture, life drawing and abstract art.
Jo Ann has shown at several juried art shows in Bruce and Grey Counties and Tarpon Springs Florida and as a gallery artist at the Southampton Art Gallery, Southampton Ontario As a member of the Shoreline Artists she regularly shows her work in the Studio Tours, the Sauble Beach August Art Show and regular events.
Her love of painting rivers, lakes and landscapes is evident in her artwork as she effectively renders the subject combining realism and impressionism. Her gardens have inspired her to capture the essence of nature in many of her floral artworks painted in oils, acrylics and watercolours.
Jo Ann works at her studio in her home in Southampton, Ontario, Canada. She also enjoys the contact with the art community as member of the Shoreline Artists, as a member and volunteer of the Southampton Arts Society and as a gallery artist at the Southampton Art Gallery.