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.
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
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
University of Birmingham
HeadLand Consultancy, London
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