Artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://joannsanborn.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Everglades Fine Art Paintings

  • Landscapes of South Florida and Marco Island

  • Acrylic and Oil paintings

  • Price Range: $100.00 - $6,000.00

The Artist Says:

"It's not what you see, but what you make others see"  Degas

Collectors Say:

"your painting transformed my home" 


Everglades Artist Jo-Ann years ago I moved from New England to the new environment of South Florida.  Everything in the natural landscape was alien.  My response was immediate and visceral.  I fell in love and began to paint more seriously.
The Everglades has a story to tell.  The forms of the palms, water and skies are ancient and familiar—but their composition, light, and color are unique to each day. I do not want to merely recreate the images, but to integrate their specialness into moments of lasting memory  The horizontal and vertical aspects of the forms within the Everglades intrigue me. Compositional balance and color harmony are important to me.  The light source is another aspect to be examined and explored. I continue to find inspiration here.
The Everglades paintings are most often created on a fabric support--canvas--or archival hardboard, and with acrylic paint. The quick-drying, forgiving nature of acrylic allows me to build and trim the forms until I’m satisfied.  Usually it takes many layers of paint on and around the images to give them depth and a rich breath of the life they deserve.
The Everglades is a prickly but fragile land.  It’s a nursery to the Gulf and to the Atlantic, one of the most important systems that make our world healthy.  I hope my paintings of this landscape will bring the joy of nature into your home.    
Jo-Ann Sanborn
Marco Island, FL
Jo-Ann Sanborn has joyfully painted the threatened Everglades landscape since falling in love at first sight in the mid 1990’s.  The focus of her work is to bring attention to the fragile landscape with strong expressionistic compositions rich with uncommon color.  She invites to the viewer to take a breath and become engaged in the natural world and hopes that enjoyment of her work will encourage [...]

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