15% of ALL Sales from my FAA Shop will be donated to Animal Charity through our group Art4Critters This year I will be donating to Local Florida Animal Rescues.
Jo has always loved drawing, but did not work with it consistently until the early 90's.
It began then as so many things do, with a simple watercolor class one morning a week at an old
school building. It grew quickly from there to learning a real love for the medium of watercolor.
Since that first watercolor class, Jo has worked with watercolor, taken numerous workshops
internationally in France, Holland, and Bermuda, as well as all over the United States.
She has taken drawing & painting classes at Anne Arundel Community College, Maryland
Hall School of Arts, The Casements in Florida, & various other institutions.
Jo has been juried into art shows, and won awards for her art in the Annapolis/ Washington DC
area. She has studied with well known watercolor artists, Skip (William) B Lawrence,
Terry Madden, Janet Rogers, Carolyn Gawarecki, Joe Mayer, Tony Couch, and many others.
She recently concluded a project for Tampa General Hospital's new Neo Natal Unit to supply artwork for the signage in the new 82 room unit. All of the directional signs and hallways are named after Florida animals. Each hallway is themed and portrayed by a Whimzical Painting.
She currently donates a portion of her sales to help various animal charities and shelters, and works with one group in particular, Art 4 Critters, in which she is now a co-leader. Each year she donates some paintings and artwork to animal groups to sell during fundraisers.
She is currently a member of the Art League of Daytona Beach and she continues to paint every day, and loves it.