Lupines by JoAnne Jones

Friends of the Coastal Branch Library are pleased to announce that JoAnne Jones is their featured artist for the month of September.

Bio photoJoAnne has called the Emerald Coast home for decades. Born in England, Burtonwood Air Force Base, she’s lived in North Africa and several U.S. states.

After her father’s retirement the family settled in Fort Walton Beach where she first encountered the “sand between her toes.”

Almost two decades later in the early eighties she fell in love with the serenity and quietness of Santa Rosa Beach and she and her family made the transition to move and have since called Walton County their home.

JoAnne has worked with textiles, pencils, charcoal, and most varieties of paints, her favorite being acrylic. She considers her work eclectic though her art is heavily influenced by the natural beauty of our area.

She is continuously exploring different themes and styles.  She believes in learning new techniques and introducing oneself to new ideas.  JoAnne doesn’t want people to look at her art and immediately know she’s the artist; she wants the admirer to appreciate the piece before recognizing the signature.

L to R: "Lazy Daze", "Water Lilies" & "Oysters Rock My Fella" by JoAnne Jones
L to R: “Lazy Daze”, “Water Lilies” & “Oysters Rock My Fella” by JoAnne Jones

“When you express yourself in a medium that you enjoy and love passionately it can be so rewarding,” JoAnne Jones said.

“I feel fortunate to be given the opportunity of surrounding myself with fellow artist and art enthusiast in this wonderful artsy community.”

JoAnne is a member of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County and is also a committee member of A+ Art. Her achievements include frequently exhibiting in the A+ Art, Top of the Class, and Express Yourself Art exhibits. She is thankful for the support and recognition she has received from her fellow artists and her patrons. Her pieces have been sold to admirers throughout the United States and several foreign countries.

To see JoAnne’s paintings, follow her on Facebook or write to her at

JoAnne’s paintings will be on display at the Coastal Branch Library though the end of September.

Call 850-267-9452 for more information.