MEET THE ARTIST

Jo lives and works from her gallery studio on the north Devon coast.

Her inspiration comes from a love of the sea and coastline. Whether at home or abroad, the colours and moods of the ocean are a constant theme.

“Capturing the movement of the ocean and the way the light plays on the surface of the water is a constant challenge for me. My focus is on the ocean but when I travel I also love to evoke the feeling of warmth and adventure through painting palm trees…I think they have an amazing transportive power.”

Jo works predominantly in acrylics, sometimes with oils to finish depending on the mood of the piece and she uses metal leaf and palette knives to create broad textural swathes of colour.