Bio"If you can feel like you're there with me, witnessing nature's light, her vibrant colors and gentle breezes, then I've accomplished what I set out to do on canvas." Jo Ridge Kelley, a North Carolina native, is a painter of contemporary plein air landscapes and florals. Her award winning expressive paintings have been featured in many publications including American Art Collector magazine and are held in collections throughout the US and across the globe. She is devoted to sharing the joy of plein air painting and hosts a series of annual workshops in the southeast. You can visit Jo at her studio in downtown Waynesville, NC, which she shares with her artist daughter and studio pups.