For the Love of Color ... After a successful early career as a young executive with a public company, JoAnn began pursuing her passion for art. She studied oil painting and charcoal with several prominent artists in Chicago and later in Arizona pursued more advanced development at the Scottsdale Art Institute over a period covering seven years. She also became involved with the San Francisco Institute of Art and studied under teachers there as well as in an affiliated program in Southern France. Her work is regularly exhibited in galleries, hotels, and art shows. Over time, her work has expanded to encompass acrylic, oil and pastels, and her emphasis is on intriguing combinations of color and composition that compel the viewer's eye and concentration to be drawn into the painting. JoAnn teaches art in the Phoenix area and is also a certified & enthusiastic yoga instructor! She loves life and people and is deeply involved in many areas of her community. Her zest for life comes through in all her work.