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Jo and her husband Bill of over thirty years live near Cincinnati, Ohio and have raised three boys: Brad, Shawn, and Ryan. Jo has expressed her creativity in many fields throughout her life including the creation of unique handcrafted pottery, artistic and natural floral arrangements, and exquisite quilts. Currently, she teaches T'ai Chi Chih®, Joy through Movement.. The following remarks about Jo’s work are from two of her close friends.  

An artist who expresses her gift through many mediums, Jo Whetstone is now sharing her paintings with us. Through the years Jo has developed her skills as a potter, quilter, floral designer, pianist, cook and T'ai Chi instructor. Her successful quest for inner personal peace allows Jo to see life in a beautifully unique way. This perspective is reflected in her art. – Enjoy, Barbara Piccola Smith 

Jo Whetstone’s paintings are heavily influenced from her quilting background, which perhaps explains why shape, hue, and texture are important elements in her art. Jo's medium, watercolor, allows her to show more of the depth in her relationship with nature and spirituality. Jo has paintings that fall to either side of the abstract / representational divide. Her art, with its often-bold shapes and intricate color overlays, captures the eye and the imagination. Jo's unique expression needs to be seen and enjoyed. -Peggy Jamison