Jo trained in Fine Art at the University of Reading before gaining a postgraduate qualification at Birmingham City University.  Her creative, illustration and design practices were developed alongside her extensive lecturing and teaching career in London and the Midlands.

Her work has been widely exhibited in the UK and internationally. She had her first major solo show at the Scottish Ornithologists Club in Aberlady, Scotland, is a regular exhibitor at the international Bird Fair in Rutland, and has work in many private collections.

Jo’s work responds to her dual identity as nature-lover and city-dweller. The majority of her imagery is based on our native and visiting birds, those we see in and around our homes and gardens, but she uses techniques such as stencilling and digital technologies more associated with urban life.

As a painter-printmaker Jo’s work is experimental in its process.  She works in a variety of media exploring qualities of mark-making, texture and colour.  She draws inspiration from the linear qualities of Chinese brush painting, calligraphy, and the colours and patterns of her local environment. 

Exhibitions

Oog Vor Natuur, Netherlands

Mall Galleries London - ING Discerning Eye

Mall Galleries London - Society of Wildlife Artists

New Networks for Nature, Stamford

Birdscapes Gallery, Norfolk

International BirdFair, Rutland

RSPB York

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery - 30 Years of Birmingham Printmakers

The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford

Buckinghamshire County Museum

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

York Open Studios

Dudley Museum and Art Gallery

Bond Gallery, Birmingham

No8 Community Arts Centre, Pershore

Art&York, York Racecourse

Pitt Gallery Worcester - Worcester Open Exhibition

Red House Cone, Stourbridge

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Commissions

Bass Brewers

University of Birmingham

HeadLand Consultancy, London

SuperRod, Abergavenny

Mamamio – illustrations for packaging designs

Off to Bhutan - Logo and branding for travel company

Ark of Oundle, images for charity Christmas cards

Jury's Inn Hotel, Birmingham

Freeths solicitors, Birmingham

North York Moors Ecological Data Centre NEYDEC - Logo and branding

Steve Race Wildlife Photographer - logo design

Birding the Islands - Logo and branding for travel company

 

Waxwings in Sea Buckthorn
Mixed media painting on card. 44cm x 44cm.
Unframed fine art giclée print. Limited edition of 50.