JoAnn Leardi Portnoy is a floral watercolorist from Pittsburgh. A native of New Jersey, she moved to Pittsburgh in 1986 after serving as Executive Director of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.
She works exclusively in watercolor and is self-taught. For the past 20 years she has taught floral watercolor at several art leagues, the Phipps and the University of Pittsburgh. She is a lecturer for various art groups and garden clubs. She is a member and past officer of the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and the Artists' and Craftsmens' Guild of Pittsburg. She resides in Ross Township, Pittsburgh, PA.