Art, like nature, is a collection of layers. Like a forest floor building to a canopy. Jo Ann is inspired by all God’s creation; each season has a palette, each sky, a canvas. Color is the language of Jo Ann’s art. Bright, bold and distinct, her work provides depth in layer and texture and provides the interpretation, reflection, and respect for all that encompasses creation.


A simple walk provides inspiration through her collection of life’s simple treasures; tree barks, unique rocks, leaves, bird feathers and the like. Inspired by nature’s organic, and never duplicated shapes within these matters. Jo Ann magnifies, extracts, and abstracts.


Jo Ann works with natural earth paint, oil pastels, and pencil. Her style focuses on organic abstract shapes. Her inspiration comes from God's creation, particularly on her walks. Her pallet has been described as earthy with vivid color.