Walking the Storyline
Jo is inspired by the narratives that shape our lives: the stories, poetry and drama that we share and are entertained by. She also draws inspiration from the underlying narratives of the mundane, the everyday objects we use and the human experiences we cannot avoid. Her love of fairytales and folklore from all over the world comes across in her work and she likes to explore their underlying themes – along with how they can connect with our own experiences.
Jo has been drawing, painting and illustrating all her life. Whilst living in Japan and Poland, in particular, she was deeply impressed and in awe of the art work produced by the people there. It continues to influence her work to this day along with the respect for art and craftsmanship that was evident in each place.