My practice often depicts landscapes and I sometimes include the encroachment of urbanity. It is the juxtaposition of these two themes that interest me, and form the basis of my work.
I am captivated by process – either by the layering of oil paint on canvas, or by ink and paper through printmaking. My original hand-pulled prints focus on relief methods, primarily solarplate™ and woodcut. Chine collé, silver or gold leaf or watercolour pencils are often added after the print has been pulled on her hand-built press set within my Cambridge studio.
Originally trained in Furnishing Textiles and Interior Design I pursued an alternative career before returning to the arts. Returning from living in the USA for several years Jo embarked on further studies in advanced printmaking at the Curwen Print Study Centre. In 2018 I extended my studies further by completing an MA in Printmaking at Anglia Ruskin University, with Distinction.
Please go here to find details of an oil painting class in 2024.
I am the lead panellist for the Bloomsbury art book series ‘The City Through the Eyes of its Artists‘, founded by Emma Bennett, a Specialist Artist Facilitator at Kettle’s Yard and I teach in schools or private workshop environments.
My Cambridge Walkabout original Solarplate™ etchings can be found exclusively at Cambridge Contemporary Art.
photo of me by Tim Gillett