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Please contact her directly with any enquiries, or come along to her studio for a chat and a cup of tea.
Born in the New Forest, Jo followed her talents through school and on to a fine art degree at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London.

For several years after college she stayed on in London painting. She did commissions, worked as an artist in residence at her old school, King Edward the VIth, Southampton and exhibited in group shows and alone but was dissatisfied, feeling something was missing.

The break that was needed came along in the form of a round the world yacht race. Sailing had been a passion since childhood, so she abandoned the frustrations of painting and drawing and for six years focused on the sport. Traveling around the planet by ocean and air to race, she became a professional yachtswoman, reaching the pinnacle of her career in 2002 by joining the girls team "Amer Sports Too" for the Volvo Round The World Race.

The break from art for several years served not only as an enthusing and refocusing mechanism but allowed a discovery of artistic identity and direction.

Jo is now building sculptures in her studio in Dorset, drawing both in air and on paper in order to decipher and divulge the structural movement of her subjects. This constant return to the internal form of things she sees around her has been the emerging theme since her degree. It reveals itself in her drawings, sculptures and paintings, regardless of the subject matter.

Commissions are a large part of her work, if you would like to arrange a studio visit or talk over ideas please call or Email .