JO WILLIAMS – Demo Artist for April!
A native Texan, Jo Williams has been painting professionally for almost forty years. She is a versatile and accomplished painter choosing her subjects from the natural world.
Williams has a degree in art education from the University of North Texas (UNT) and has been teaching painting, primarily watercolor, for about forty years. A popular teacher, she conducts plein aire workshops throughout the southwest including Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, and Mexico. In the summer of 2000, she taught in the Colorado Plateau Painting Workshop at Flagstaff, AZ. She taught week-long workshops for Artistic Gourmet Adventures in Provence and Brittany in France, in the summers of 2015 – 2017. In addition to teaching, she gives demonstrations for area art organizations and judges regional art exhibits.
Williams holds signature memberships in Southwestern Watercolor Society, Artists and Craftsman Association, and the Society of Watercolor Artists. Her work has been exhibited in numerous regional and national juried exhibitions. She has won several awards including Best of Show in the Texas Neighbors Art Competition in Irving and the North Texas Area Art League Annual Juried Exhibition 2000 in Denton. In 2008, Williams was invited to paint an ornament for the White House Christmas tree to represent the 26th Congressional District.
She has had several solo exhibitions including an invitational exhibit at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri, and an invitational exhibit at the Center for Visual Arts in Denton. TX. Her work is included in many private collections and public collections including Raytheon, Ben E. Keith Co., Denton Publishing Company, City of Denton, and the Greater Denton Arts Council.
For more information about Jo Williams and her work, visit: https://www.jowilliamswatercolors.com/