Jo-Anne is a Melbourne Artist and is well known for her unique interpretation of color, light and technical expertise. Her subjects are varying and are all depicted with a love and sensitivity of her subjects and can range from local Sorrento beach scenes to Venetian Canals, Tuscan Landscapes, portraits and nudes.
Jo-Anne has studied overseas in Europe and USA where she studied with master pastellist, Daniel Green, in New York.
This experience gave me the understanding to paint pastels with an intensity of colour and application that I had not thought possible. It gave her the impetus to explore new and exciting ways of expressing her work.
Jo-Anne has won many awards including the Pastel prize at Camberwell Rotary Art Show twice and recently won two awards in the Pastel Journal (April 2008 and 2009), top 100 paintings competition in the US. Some of her paintings have been reproduced for the covers of Novels and Calendars and she has also had a Painting published in the Best of Pastel II in the US.
Jo-Anne is a full member of the American Pastel Society of America in New York and has been selected twice to exhibit in their annual exhibitions, where she won the Board of Directors Award in 1990. Jo-Anne has taught for the CAE and now teaches at her home studio and often is asked to do painting demonstrations for Art Societies, she also judges at local Art Shows. She has held solo and joint exhibitions.
1988 Second Prize, Aust Bi-Centennial Art Show: Red Hill Art Show
First Prize in Pastel in following Art Shows
1989 Bellarine Peninsula Art Show; Wesley Art Show; Finalist in Travel Scholarship- Camberwell Rotary Art Show
1990 Camberwell Rotary Art Show Pastel Prize; Board of Directors Award, American Pastel Society New York
1991 Finalist in Camberwell Rotary Art Show-Travel Scholarship
1992 Sorrento and Mornington Rotary Art Shows;
1993 Waverly Rotary Art Show
1994 Sorrento Rotary Art Show
1995 Waverley and Chelsea Rotary Shows; St Kevins Art Show
1998 Camberwell and Berwick Rotary Art Shows
1999 Sorrento, Alexandra, Box Hill Rotary Art Shows and Mt Waverley Art Show.
2000 Mornington, Bayswater and Box Hill Rotary Art Shows
2001 Bayswater and Dandenong Rotary Art shows
2002 Ivanhoe Rotary Art Show and Mount Waverley Art Show
2003 Sorrento Rotary Art Show, Mt View and Mt Waverley Art Shows
2004 Sorrento, Chelsea, Alexandra Rotary Art Shows, Derinya & St Kevins Art Shows
2005 Sorrento and Alexander Rotary Art Shows
2006 Mt View and Alexander Art Shows
2007 Sorrento Art Show
2008 The Pastel Journal USA Honourable Mentions in Landscape, Portrait and Figure Categories
2009 The Pastel Journal: USA Honourable Mention in Landscape Category
2011 St Kevins Art Show
2012 St Kevins Art Show, Mt View Art Show
2013 Mt View Peoples Choice Award Box Hill Rotary, Best Works On Paper & Peoples Choice. Casey Rotary Art Show Best In Show
2014 Bayswater Rotary Art Show - Best Pastel and Peoples Choice Award