Jo is a Painter and Printmaker based in Cambridge UK. She specialises in oil landscape painting and relief printmaking.
Jo is interested in conveying a sense of silence and stillness in her oil paintings. She likes to invite the viewer in by excluding man-made distractions, allowing them to be calmed and soothed by the landscape. Her print work however is a contrast to this - she is interested in portraying architecture, snippets of plants and using text within the picture.
In addition to her private and corporate commissions and exhibitions Jo collaborates regularly with other artists in new and exciting ventures. She is the founder and manager of a successful annual exhibition, now in its seventh year – Cambridge Christmas. (CambridgeChristmas.com). Jo is also a founder member of a print group - the Purple Printmakers (PurplePrintmakers.com) and also one of the three founders and managers of a new exhibiting Printmakers exhibition based in Cambridge that showcases 40 Printmakers - Cambridge Original Printmakers (CambridgeOriginalPrintmakers.com).
Originally trained in Furnishing Textiles from 1979 - 82 in London Jo pursued an alternative career before returning to painting fourteen years ago. She went on to study at The Cambridge School of Art in 2001 for a year before relocating to the US. Jo also completed the year-long Advanced Printmaking Certificate at The Curwen Print Study Centre in 2012.
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.
- Jo has a number of works in public and corporate collections, and more details of these can be found here.
- This list shows a number of links to organizations that Jo is connected to.
- Jo will take on commissions, and this page provides more details.