ABOUT THE ARTIST
Joanelle Mulrain grew up on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts and a Minor in Ceramics from Jacksonville University. Recently, her love of art and nature’s seasons has been the focus of her work, resulting in the founding of Great Blue Heron Studios. She often paddles her blue kayak deep into the St. Johns’ swamps and tributaries, studying patterns in natural light, air, and water that are central themes to her work. Her water-level portraits feature birds and nature, raw and alive, with peaceful vistas embellished with a broad palette of brilliant colors. Her connection to Florida lakes and rivers is evident as she asks the viewer to participate with her in this journey through nature on canvas and paper. Through her paintings and photography, Joanelle shares her deep understanding of the importance of sustaining our natural ecosystems and protecting and preserving our environment for generations to come. In 2006, Joanelle authored her first signed and limited edition book in a series of 12, “Re-Rooting: Life’s Journey.”
ABOUT THE COVER ART
Joanelle has donated to the Florida Lake Management Society (FLMS) one of her outstanding works of art - “Florida Cattails at Lochloosa.” The opportunity to own this wonderful image (a 3’ x 4’ signed photo giclee) is available to all conference participants by purchase of a raffle ticket from FLMS conference staff. All proceeds from this raffle will be used by FLMS to help support and promote environmental education and other aspects of the Florida Lake Management Society’s mission. Please visit with Joanelle, help support FLMS through a raffle ticket purchase, keep your fingers crossed that you win the art, and enjoy the conference!