Saturday, on both an invitation from a Twitter friend and a whim, Bob and I decided to drive across Florida to a town called Gainesville where they were holding their annual Art Festival. We had been invited by twitter friend ArtbyEve in February, to meet in April at this event. When the time drew near, it didn't seem as though it would work out, but on a whim, Bob and I decided to take advantage of the gorgeous warm weather and drive across the state to the Festival anyway. I quickly "Tweeted" Eve, not really expecting to hear from her, and low and behold, as we were driving toward our destination, my cell rang, and here is this cute little voice asking if I were Jo Lynch. Yes, it was Eve. We were able to meet right on the main street of the Art Festival. Eve is a tiny little fun loving very active artist. What a delight. We strolled down the lovely old tree shaded streets in the center of Gainesville viewing all sorts of awesome artwork. There was a great variety, such as glass, pottery, photography, textiles, paintings of course, drawings, jewelry and more. Many wonderful artists attend this event and it has been considered one of the top festivals in the nation since 1996. Eve and I had a short but terrific visit. We hope to visit one another's art setups sometime later this year. Thank You Eve for making us aware of the Festival. Remember we have a great Art Festival here in Daytona Beach in the Fall.
Jo has always loved drawing, but did not work with it consistently until the early ninties.
It began then as so many things do, with a simple watercolor class one morning a week at an old
school building. It grew quickly from there to learning a real love for the medium of watercolor.
Since that first watercolor class, Jo has worked with watercolor, taken numerous workshops
internationally in France, Holland, and Bermuda, as well as all over the United States.
She has taken drawing and painting classes at Anne Arundel Community College, Maryland
Hall School of Arts, The Casements in Florida, & various other institutions.
Jo has been juried into art shows, & won awards for her art in the Annapolis/ Washington DC
area. She has studied with well known watercolor artists, Skip (William) B Lawrence,
Terry Madden, Janet Rogers, Carolyn Gawarecki, Joe Mayer, Tony Couch, & many others.
She recently concluded a project for Tampa General Hospital's new Neo Natal Unit to supply artwork for the signage in the new 82 room unit.
She is currently a member of the Art League of Daytona Beach and she continues
to paint every day, and loves it.