My work reflects my interests in theology, poetry and the world around me. The theme of open competitions is often a source of inspiration and experimentation. I often incorporate text into my print work and also make miniature artist’s books in small editions.
I studied art after retiring from my first profession as a civil engineer and chief officer in local government. I completed an HND in Fine Art in 2004 and an MA in Printmaking in autumn 2010. I use a variety of techniques in my work but principally, drypoint, collagraph, woodcut, linocut, polyester plate litho and offset. Often I produce monotypes incorporating more than one printing method and with the addition of text and chine colleé.
Editor's Note: Two examples of Jo's work contained in our Black & White collection that reflect the culture in Wales are in the woodcut images "Ioannis" and "Anne Morgan", both in the Black & White Collection, and both done from images on their stone tomb in Skenfrith, Wales. Ioannis (John) Morgan was the last Lord of Skenfrith. He died in 1557 and his wife Anne died in 1564. The top of the tomb has the images of John and Anne side by side in shallow relief - sadly the stone is badly affected by the environment in the church and the carving is being lost.