Jo Shepherd

Artist Bio

Jo is a painter, working in oil on canvas in her garden studio. She has two passions in terms of subject; one being Trees and the other Portraits. She tends to split her time between the two and thoroughly enjoys the diversity that this allows.

‘I am always looking for authenticity in my paintings. This might be in capturing the atmosphere of a place or the essence of the subject of a portrait. I value the skill of accurate drawing as a crucial foundation to all of my work. I enjoy the interaction of the paint with the subject and love to paint loosely, often allowing the paint itself to determine elements of the painting'.

Jo exhibits her work regularly in both solo and group exhibitions and many of her paintings are held in private collections across the UK.