Smith comes from a family of artists and because of that she has been painting since childhood. She studied studio art in
college (see bio for more details). Jo has lived in NYC and held internships with two artists; Niki Berg and Elaine Reichek.
She has also lived in Kenya where she examined soap stone carving and decided that the word "Art" could not be cross-culturally
translated simply. Jo has taught on the high school and college level and has shown her own paintings for over 15 years.
in 1994 Jo quit her job as a teacher to paint full time she eventually went back to school, earning a Master's degree
in Art Therapy in 1997.
In July 2006 Jo moved to Houston, Texas and opened a private psychotherapy practice.
You can learn more about that at www.jsmithlpc.com
has another website of older art work. You can visit that at www.josmithdesigns.com