Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


New Book! Embracing the Everglades by Everglades artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

Embracing the Everglades
a book about the Everglades
by Everglades artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

Done!  I've spent any available time in the last six months putting together a book of my paintings.  Some of the paintings in Embracing the Everglades go back years, and others are new.  It's been fun to revisit the older paintings.  Some are better than others, and some, good or bad, will always be favorites.  Some make me think of the challenge of painting them, and others fairly flew off the brush. 

Many of you have one or more of my paintings in your home, and I thought of you often as I complied and edited the book.  I count you among my friends, and am very appreciative of your support and confidence in me. 

It's a self-published book, and I was somewhat limited by my own photography issues.  I know some photos are not perfect, but felt it was worthwhile to include the painting.  I've written and re-written, edited again and again, and am sure you'll find a typo or two.  UGH! 

As I began to learn about the Everglades, I found much of the written material available was overly simplified or too scientific, not easy for a layman to digest.  What's a hydroperiod, really?  In many cases the material was contradictory or arbitrary.  So I've included information I was able to discover about the Everglades and how its systems work, and used my paintings to illustrate the landscape, and also how humans interact with it. 

I believe that a healthy Everglades is important to the Gulf of Mexico and to our planet.  I've included information about how to get involved if you'd like to help protect and preserve the Everglades. A dollar from the sale of each book will go to Everglades protection. 

If you'd like see a few pages, it's over on the right-hand side of the page.  I've had a great time putting it together.  Hope you'll enjoy Embracing the Everglades!   


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Kudos to YOU!
I love it and will have to have my own autographed copy.

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

Thanks, Mary! I'll practice my autograph.

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