Jo-Ann Sanborn is a well known artist in South Florida, and has exhibited her paintings from Marco Island to Gloucester, MA.
The Florida landscape has become the focus of her work and provides unlimited inspiration. Her strong compositional arrangements combined with uncommon colors bring a simplicity and integrity to the unique landscape. Jo-Ann is the first artist since the legendary Highwaymen to interpret the south Florida landscape in a strong, unique way. She hopes that enjoyment of her work will also foster a more profound respect for the threatened landscape that she portrays.
Sanborn has had a number of solo shows and been granted numerous awards for her paintings including the prestigious Best of Show at the Marco Art League's Fine Arts Show, an Award of Excellence in the Founders Exhibit of the Naples Art Association's Von Liebig Art Center, S. Margot Knapp award for works on canvas by the National Association of Women Artists, and has frequently won "Judge’s Choice," and “Judge’s Preference” awards. She has been featured on WGCU - TV's arts program "Expressions”. Jo-Ann teaches workshops on color and the Florida Landscape. Last year Ms. Sanborn became a member of the growing phenomenon of daily painters and is listed as a member of that group. She maintains a daily painting blog and a studio blog in addition to her website.
She is a distinguished member of several art organizations, including the National Association of Women Artists, Florida Artist Group, hosts a monthly Art Tabletalk, and is an active member of the Marco Island Center for the Arts and the Naples Art Association. Numerous articles have been written about her work, and she was Cover Artist for Naples Guide, Premier Properties “Presenting Southwest Florida's Finest Properties", and the City of Marco Island Budget.
Ms. Sanborn attended Becker College in Worcester, MA, and studied under the tutelage of Johanna Murphy of Hartford, Ct. She has participated in a number of workshops with other nationally noted artists and believes artists must continue to learn on a daily basis.
Jo-Ann's paintings are in corporate and private collections throughout the US and in Europe. She is represented by the Blue Mangrove Gallery on Marco Island, Florida and Magdalena Gallery of Fine Art in Carmel, Indiana. She lives with her husband, Robert Frettoloso, and works on Marco Island, where she maintains her studio.