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.