JoAnn Leardi Portnoy is a floral watercolorist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She works exclusively in watercolor and is self-taught. Her paints deal with color, contrast and clean lines. For the past 20 years she has taught the art of watercolor at several art leagues, the Phipps Garden Center and the University of Pittsburgh. She is a current member and past officer of the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and the Artists' and Craftmens' Guild of Pittsburgh.