Jo Anne Edge
128 Free Run Road
Glenwood GA 30428
ABOUT the ARTIST
Jo Anne Edge is a watercolor artist residing in Glenwood, Georgia. After teaching public school art (K-12) for 30 years, Edge retired in 2005 and now devotes her time to a professional painting career.
Edge serves on the Board of Trustees for the Altama Gallery in Vidalia, Georgia, and is a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Omega Chapter, District VI. She also serves as a youth leader and church pianist at Sardis Baptist Church, Glenwood, Georgia.
Professional Honors include serving as an Artist-in-Residence at the “Georgia National Fair” in Perry, Georgia, October 1995 and being selected as Wheeler County High School Star Teacher, 2000-2001.
Edge received her education at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia (BFA – Art Education, 1973) and at Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, Georgia (MED – Art Education, 1984).
“Light is the primary focus in my watercolor paintings. I find that dramatic lights and dark shadows transform the ‘ordinary’ into the ‘extraordinary’.
I gather reference materials for painting by photographing interesting subject matter in early morning or late afternoon sunlight. A well-developed drawing and a carefully thought out plan for the painting process contribute greatly to the success of my paintings.
Through the use of dramatic lighting and color moods, I try to show traditional subject matter from a different perspective.”