Jo traces her artistic life back to childhood in the fields and woodlands of Cookham, Berkshire. Landscape has always been her inspiration.
She trained as a painter at Camberwell and taught in West Africa and Hertfordshire before moving to Bedford.
Jo's paintings represent her response to the world around her, moving her to paint. This synthesis of information and feeling produces her most successful work. She feels that simplifying the elements of a painting help to enhance its impact. In turn, the paintings take on a life of their own and will evoke a response in the viewer. Jo has observed and painted the landscape around her all her life. Working in oils, water colour, monoprints and now in acrylic.
People leave their vision of the world in a variety of ways. Her love of the world is best expressed in colour, texture and form. It is a continuing journey.
Jo is also an accomplished printmaker and ceramicist.