"Friends" by Jo-Neal Boic

Jo-Neal enjoys working in pastel and oils in addition to watercolor; a few years back, she branched out from studio painting to plein air painting.  Last year she was invited by the Yosemite Conservancy to teach a plein air course in Yosemite National Park.  She will return for two weeks in September 2018 to teach again.   A member of the Santa Cruz Art League, she currently teaches weekend workshops in drawing and painting.​

The Social Time will start at 6:30 pm with the main program and presentation to start about  7:00 pm.

The Central Coast Watercolor Society (CCWS) was founded in 1976 for the purpose of furthering interest and appreciation in the watercolor medium.  It is an independent group of artists, collectors, teachers, students and anyone interested in watercolor and water media.  We are located on the beautiful central coast of California in San Luis Obispo County.  CCWS holds a general meeting each month at 6:30pm at the United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks Street, San Luis Obispo. All meetings are free and open to the public and routinely host guest artists, demonstrations, and lectures suitable for all levels.

The March presentation will be by award-winning Arroyo Grande artist Jo-Neal Graves Boic. 

She will demonstrate her method for painting both brightly colored abstract expressionist-inspired landscapes and floral watercolors, working from one of her works-in-progress.

She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area and began her creative expression with dance at a young age and followed her heart through college, majoring in dance at California State University, East Bay.   After  teaching math and theatre for several years, she began to explore watercolor, for which she developed a passion that endures to this day, returning to school to pursue a teaching credential in art and painting  She studied at the University of California, Santa Cruz and at Cabrillo Community College, after which she spent  several months studying at a private art school in Florence, Italy, exploring fresco painting and restoration; oil painting and restoration; and serigraphy. 

For 12 years, she taught art and painting at the secondary level and also spent a year teaching theatre arts, watercolor, and dance at a private international school near Antwerp, Belgium.   Since her retirement 11 years ago, she has been teaching adults drawing and watercolor, both privately and for a variety of art organizations.


​​The Tuesday, March 27, 2018 meeting will start at 6:30 pm for a social time at The United Methodist Church at  1515 Fredericks St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. 

The meeting is not in the main church.


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