Jo Gershman has illustrated over forty books, both for children and adults, and exhibits regularly in galleries. Jo's watercolor paintings are full of pattern, color, and complexity. Her favorite illustration subjects are animals, although her book illustrations range from ballet dancers to fairy horses. Her gallery exhibits feature still lifes inspired by a passion for food, from simply glorious fruits and vegetables to well-prepared dishes elegantly served. She also loves teaching watercolor and encouraging a sense of wonder in the possibilities of this versatile medium.