WHAT PAINTING MEANS TO ME

    Art  means different things to different people depending on subject matter, the artist’s representation of that subject, and depth of talent.  The subject of flowers, however, is universally enjoyed by all.  No particular statement or message, just the joy of nature.  I always strive to bring out the beauty, color and vitality of nature with my paintings.  So, when I show my work, my hope is that the paintings will bring pleasure and, perhaps, a smile to those who view them, just as it has given me pleasure to create them.

                                                   JoAnn Leardi Portnoy

Made on a Mac

“Nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small, we haven’t time and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”  Georgia O’Keefe