Jo was born in Liverpool where she attained a BA Honours in Illustration from John Moores University. She then went on to Byam Shaw School of Art in London where she received a Post Graduate Diploma in painting.
Jo’s work has great depth and intrigue, often containing small solitary figures in the midst of large open canvases. Jo builds up layers of paint, mixing her own colours as she works on the canvas, often obscuring and sometimes revealing different aspects in her work. She uses colour as an intrinsic part of her work to convey a sense of time and emotion.