As a girl, Giovanna studied art in Gardiner, Maine with Edna McGrail who was a student of Andrew Wyeth. Lepore attended Lake Erie College and the University of New Hampshire where she received a BA in studio art. She started working in sea glass about 7 years ago after meeting artist and illustrator Ashley Bryan. Giovanna also paints in oils, watercolors, does printmaking and sculpts. She considers her sea glass mobiles "sculptures that move with color".
Sea Glass Mobiles
When I design the mobiles, I look at the positive and negative shapes, forms and colors creating combinations to make a lively statement. Recently I started tying sea glass fragments using fish line and thicker transparent glass. My glass collection is an archeological endeavor most of which is found on coastal Maine. Friends in New Jersey and Florida add to my colorful sea glass treasures. The wood for the mobiles is salvaged from excursions on the Connecticut River. My art is made from 95% recycled materials.