The Heiress
Mary Lou Pethers

‘Once seen, never forgotten’ – Exhibition of Paintings by Jo March

Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th March 2018

at the Bathing Hut at Pentillie Quay. Open daily 10am-5pm

 Jo March’s first solo show in Cornwall for several years is taking place this March at the Bathing Hut in the grounds of Pentillie Castle .. apt a) because it is taking place in March, and b) because on her first visit to Pentillie, the local artist was mesmerised by the setting of landscape rolling along the river and the trees growing statuesque just like the scenery of her paintings.

The air of ancient mystery and time out of mind ‘place’ instantly captivated her and the bathing hut seems almost to be made specially for a show of her very British art.

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.