Jo uses linocut and collagraph to explore the effect of light and water on land-and-seascapes. She is fascinated by the emotional response we have to water in its many forms.
Jo creates highly textured collagraph plates which are uniquely inked for each print. She uses the reduction linocut method and layers of translucent ink to build colour and explore depth and perspective. Jo experiments with mark making directly onto the lino using a variety of drawing and painting tools to create lively and exciting prints.
Recently, Jo has begun to experiment with chine collé and stitch to alter the surface of the print and introduce a new dimension to her printmaking. The opportunity for continual experimentation is what keeps her fascinated by printmaking.
Jo’s work is held in numerous private collections and has been exhibited at Adams Gallery, Reigate and the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. 'Tide Lines II' a combination of linocut, collagraph and monoprint won the Lucie Green Printmakers Prize at the Southbank Printmakers mini print competition in 2021.