Jo is a Painter and Printmaker based in Cambridge UK. She specialises in oil landscape painting and solarplate relief printmaking.
Jo looks to create pattern and shape within her landscape oil paintings. Serene vistas appear as though the viewer can image themselves within the painting and is instantly calmed by it. Several oil paintings of Jo's can be found within Addenbrooke's Hospital as they enable patients and staff moments of silence and reflection. Her solarplate etchings are an extension of her oil landscape work with the addition of an urban collection.
Jo is also the founder 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 that showcases 40 Printmakers based in Cambridge UK - 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.