Born and educated in Bristol, England, but now living and working in Pasadena, California, Jo creates abstract landscape paintings.
Beginning with a base of canvas or birch block, she builds up layers of paper, fabric and found materials along with stitched detail to craft a surface on which to apply acrylic paints and glazing medium.
The result is a contemplative study of landscape, with references to the ocean, land and sky through vibrant colors and structural simplicity.
The layering of the materials lends the pieces a dense, tactile appearance with a latent archaic quality.
Jo’s work reflects the longing for balance, and the search for substance and simplicity; all common themes for people living in today’s society. The un-peopled landscapes evoke the desire for solitude and escape, and the need to return to nature.
Jo is a member of the Pasadena Society of Artists, and has work in private collections both in Britain and the United States.
University of the West of England: Diploma in Art, Media & Design
University of the West of England: BA (hons) Ceramics
Recent Shows (2012)
Pasadena Society of Artists 87th Annual Juried Exhibition, Burbank, CA - Award of Merit
Majestical Roof Art Market, Pasadena, CA
Light Space and Time Gallery, “Landscapes” – Special Recognition Award
Pasadena Society of Artists New Members Exhibition, Towns-Burr Gallery, Burbank, CA
Caladan Gallery, “Isolation”
Vroman’s Art on the Stairwell, Pasadena, CA
Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA
Linus Gallery, Pasadena, CA “The Lonely Planet”
Pasadena Society of Artists Central Library Exhibit “Inner Truth”
San Marino League, Huntington Botanical Gardens, CA “Art Matters Encore”
Art on Millionaire’s Row Salon and Festival, Altadena, CA – Third Place Award
Pasadena Society of Artists