jo ann alford
After graduating from East Carolina University in Art Education, Jo Ann continued her studies in a variety of art forms including fiber, clay, watercolor, and photography. She usually honed her talents in workshop settings with accomplished artists in both North Carolina and northern California. Like many artists, working alone has given her new and innovative directions.
Jo Ann has taught and given presentations to both children and adults at conferences, workshops, art museums and children's arts programs. In 1983 she began a 27-year career as an elementary art teacher in Pender County, NC. After retiring, she has allowed more time for herself to develop her art and has had several one-person shows in the past few years to showcase her latest art form of collage. She is currently passionate about her nature and travel photography as well.