About me!

Jo I trained at the Kent Institute of Art & Design in Maidstone and Bretton Hall College of the University of Leeds, in Fine Art Painting & Printmaking.

Since 1997 I have been working from various studios, in Bingley, at Sanderson George and Peach Gallery in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, and now at home in Deal, Kent.

“For some time my work has been based almost exclusively in still life, with the things I surround myself with in my home and studio forming the main source of inspiration. Recently I have become more selective in my choice of subject. Often the objects have a connection to someone I know or have been given to me by family members. I like the idea that although the paintings depict objects and landscapes, they are in some way about people too. I also have a love of the sea and of the weathered natural surfaces of pebbles and driftwood, and also of ceramics, all of which directly influence my choices of surface and colour.”

My C.V.

Education Solo Exhibitions Joint Exhibitions Other



- 1994-1997: BA Hons (First Class) in Fine Art Painting and Printmaking. Bretton Hall College.
- 1993-1994: Foundation Diploma (Distinction) in Fine Art, Kent Institute of Art and Design (KIAD), Maidstone.

Solo Exhibitions to date

  • 2007 - St. Jude's Gallery, Aylsham, Norfolk
  • 2004 - The Tea Room, Charleston, East Sussex (April).
  • 2001 - Solo Exhibition, Sanderson, George & Peach Contemporary Gallery (SG&P), Holmfirth.
  • 2000 - 'Within Spaces': The Long Gallery, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell.
  • 1999 -Summer Show, Sanderson, George & Peach. (In conjunction with an award from Yorkshire Arts.)

Joint Exhibitions to date

  • 2008-present
    • I currently have work in several galleries, including the Joanne Harmer Gallery, Deal, and the Rowley Gallery, Kensington.
  • 2007
    • The Salt Gallery, Hayle, Cornwall.
  • 2006
    • Country House Art Fair, Guilton, Kent (September).
    • The Salt Gallery (October).
  • 2004-2005 Due to relocation and ill health 2005 was a quiet year but Jo has had work in the following galleries:
    • Opi Gallery, Cornwall.
    • St. Jude's Gallery, Norfolk.
    • The Salt Gallery.
    • Lund Gallery, Yorkshire.
  • 2003
    • The Wonderwall Gallery, Cirencester. Mixed exhibition.
    • Featured artist, Sanderson George & Peach christmas show.
    • Featured Artist, Kentmere House Gallery, York.
    • Holmfirth Artweek.
    • Cupola Gallery, Sheffield; 'Unframed'.
    • Cube Gallery, Bristol; mixed show.
    • Woolff Gallery, Leonard Street, London. Mixed show.
    • Mashamshire Arts Festival.
  • 2002
    • Mixed summer show, Wiseman Gallery, Oxford.
    • Sanderson George & Peach, "3 Resident Artists" exhibition.
    • Linton Court Gallery, Settle; joint exhibition.
    • Six person show, Ropewalk Gallery, Hull.
    • Mixed exhibition, Artifex Gallery, Birmingham.
  • 2001
    • Mixed Christmas Exhibition, Gold Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh.
    • 'Affordable Art Fair', Battersea.
    • 'Dolly Mixtures', SG&P.
    • Two Person Exhibition, South Square Gallery, Bradford.
    • Country Living Spring fair, Business Design Centre, London.
    • Joem Gallery Spring Exhibition, Deal.
    • Inspire Gallery, Oxford.
  • 2000
    • SG&P.
    • The Art Apartment, Knaresborough.
    • The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea.
    • Leeds Art Fair, Corn Exchange, Leeds.
    • Aire Valley Arts (AVA), Priestley Centre for the Arts, Bradford.
    • The Red Gallery, Marlow.
    • Cupola Gallery, Sheffield.
  • 1999
    • Linton Court Gallery, Settle.
    • AVA, Keighley Arts Factory.
    • SG&P.
    • New Works at the Bothy Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton.
    • AVA: 'Predominantly Red', West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds.
    • AVA, The Clocktower Gallery, Sheffield.
  • 1998
    • AVA, Bolton Royd Gallery, Bradford.
    • SG&P. -Bradford Open Exhibition, Cartwright Hall. Work commended.
  • 1997
    • AVA, Clachanmore Gallery, Galloway, Scotland.
    • SG&P.
    • Degree show, Bretton Hall.

Other skills/experience

- I worked as a Community Arts Co-ordinator for West Central Halifax in 1999-2000
- I have done children's workshops in schools and community contexts
- I run an after-school arts club for Key Stage 2
- With three friends I run an art co-operative in Deal, Kent, called 'JellyDeal'