After the success of her first solo show in Cornwall for several years, Jo March returns to the Bathing Hut at the Pentillie Quay to hold a Christmas exhibition, with her very talented friends Ian and Mary-Lou Pethers. Mary is a jewellery maker and Ian an esteemed artist. It will be the perfect opportunity to find that special seasonal gift and something a little bit different from what you will find on the high street!
Jo March is an artist with an unconventional view of country scenes and its inhabitants. Her imagination is quirky and mischievous, giving the viewer a lot to think about and discuss.
She was born on the edge of Bodmin Moor where she grew up and, apart from a few years at University in Sheffield, has always lived. Her time at University was spent reading English and European History, attaining a First Class Honours degree. For some inexplicable reason on her return to Cornwall in 1986 she taught herself to paint and since then has been successful both locally and nationally in commercial galleries and via private commissions.
She says: My art is illustrative of the countryside I have lived in my whole life. There is a certain cosiness to my pictures which reflects the warmth of the hills and valleys around me and the eccentricities which have inspired me to view things in a more idiosyncratic way.