Lanacre Barn Gallery this year will yet again be putting on an exhibition with a variety of artists in conjunction with Somerset Art Works Festival
September 23rd – October 8th
I have planned a very exciting exhibition this year with a wide variety of talent including: Leo Davey, Miranda Johnston, Jessamy Keily, Luke Martineau, Niko Michalopoulos, Louis Down and myself. I shall soon be adding information about all these exceptional artists and photographs of their work.
2016 – ILLMINSTER ARTS CENTRE November 28th – December 23rd in a Christmas exhibition, at the Illminster Arts Centre, East St. TA19 0AN
Jo won a place in this Christmas Show by winning the public vote with her Saunton Sands photograph at the Illminster Art Centres’ annual photographic competition.
She will be showing three large photographs of her new “Tree top designs”, one seen below, which have not been seen before.
2016 NOVEMBER at No.4 THE GALLERY, BROOK ST. BAMPTON EX16 9LY
My work can be seen from Tuesday 1st November until Saturday 26th November Shop opening hours are : Tuesday – Friday 11am – 3pm and Saturdays 10am – 1pm
A selection of mostly new paintings, continuing on with my beech hedges and large Exmoor skies, surprise surprise, I am still in my “tree period” ! No.4 promotes local arts and crafts and shows a lovely selection of pottery, textiles, jewellery and paintings. It is well situated next to Toucan, a café selling lovely homemade food.
2016 – Somerset Open Studios Sep 17th – Oct 2nd Lanacre Barn Gallery, Landacre, Withypool, Exmoor TA24 7SD
Jo showed a new collection of large format photographic images, drawing her inspiration , as ever, from the magical Exmoor Beech . In particular her latest project photographing the few remaining Stells or Sheepfolds on the Moor.
Also showing was a selection of paintings, watercolour and ink, subjects mainly the beech tree and hedge. Jo is moving slightly towards the more graphic image, influenced by the ridged form of the hedges and their repetitive nature.
2016 – “Find a Tree” Exhibition October 3rd-29th at The Illminster Arts Centre
Jo exhibited alongside Gordon Fields and several others who share her passion for trees. Tree circles or ‘Stells’ have been occupying my thoughts throughout this year !
2016 – CONTAINS ART AT WATCHET – EXHIBITION – ” THE WAY WE SEE IT” September 17th – October 3rd
This picture explains, through design, the two biggest influences in my creative process to date. Having lived in France for many years on magnificent red rocks with blue skies, and now living on Exmoor with grey skies and Beech hedges, I have put them together, creating a square pattern, with ordered horizontal strips with random stretches of beech hedge.