I grew up in Montana and graduated from the University of Montana.  In 1959, my husband and I moved to the new and exciting state of Alaska.  After one year in Juneau, we transferred out into the Bush for 12 years.  In the early 70s, we with our two children moved to Anchorage.  In 1985, we returned to Montana as retirees.  I recently moved back to Alaska to be near my daughter and her family.

I was a juried member of the Henderson Art Association, a signature member of the Nevada Watercolor Society and a member of the Vegas Artists Guild, a member of the Billings Arts Association and the Carbon County Art Guild.

Because life got in the way, I didn't begin my art career until I was 65.  It was my intention to explore watermedia and then move on to oil and pastel.  Some years later, I find myself still in the learning stages of watermedia.  So much to learn.....so little time!

Paint moving across a wet surface and images rising from the paper excite me.  They provide me with a way to explain what goes on in my eyes, my mind and my heart. 

If you see a painting marked private collection and you would like to have it, contact me and we will talk.  Unless stated or requested, paintings are sold unframed.  Paintings 16 x 20 or smaller are usually matted.


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     WATERCOLORS BY JO
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             SONGS FROM THE DRUM
             Watercolor    16 x 20 matted
                $90.00  plus postage
                       POW WOW SONGS
                                  sold
                        POW WOW
             Watercolor    16 x 20 matted
                   $90.00 plus postage
             DANCING AT THE CROW FAIR
                              sold