I will take on commissions this page provides more details. Due to current commissions I am not able to take on new requests until the end of 2015.
I am interested in the creative process. This could be either personally working towards an oil painting or a solar plate etching or working with groups of people creating a stimulating environment using art.
My landscape oil painting is focused on portraying tranquility and silence. I rarely interrupt the landscape with people or buildings. My solar plate etchings are often a contrast to this - urban snippets of people lost in a second of their day. I am also interested in the use of words in my work, particularly in my original prints.
I originally trained in Furnishing Textiles 79 - 82, later further studies in Fine Art at Cambridge School of Art for a year before relocating to the US, and more recently completing the Certificate in Advanced Printmaking at the Curwen Print Study Centre. I have been working as a professional oil painter since 2007. In 2013 solar plate etchings have been added to my portfolio.
I also like to create events and work with other artists. I started the beloved CC15 (Cambridge Christmas) exhibition, now in it's 8th year and I am also one of the three founders of a new Printmaking exhibiting group - Cambridge Original Printmakers, launched in September 2014.
I am regularly commissioned by corporate and private clients. Several oil paintings can be found within Addenbrooke's Hospital. Private works are owned in the US, Canada, Australia, Southern India, the Middle East, France and the UK.
Noel Garner, founder of Cambridge Art Academy, interviewed Jo on the advantages of having one’s own dedicated studio.