FIN & FEATHERS -
February 3 to March 25th, 2018
VanDusen Gardens, -5151 Oak St, Vancouver, BC
To contact me please use link to my blog: joscottbartist.wordpress.com
Jo’s book: “Carved in Oak - medieval pew carvings in English churches” - began her study of medieval designs in UK and Europe. Her latest paintings feature birds and fishes inspired by early designs found in churches and old china and pottery. She sets her humorous images birds in foliage taken from her sketchbooks.
Jo’s children played on the old Langara golf course before it became VanDusen Gardens. It is a perfect venue for her work. Jo may be found drawing in the garden on warm days - or in the Bloedel Conservatory if it is "fishy" wet weather.
Protea - detail of large protea painting
born Buenos Aires Argentina, lives in Vancouver, B.C. - (Canadian citizen)
STUDIED art in Argentina, Peru, Canada, UK.
As a child in Buenos Aires, Jo was at school with daughters of Pres. Juan Peron’s generals, learning early the value of discretion. Fascinated by characteristics which give places their individuality, she has used her art to focus attention on endangered and lost heritage buildings; Jo is a co-founder of Heritage Vancouver, served on the City of Vancouver's Heritage Commission and won a City of Vancouver Heritage Award for her paintings of old Grocery Stores.
Jo lived briefly in the Okanagan, winning an Award from the City of Kelowna for her painting of local arrowhead sunflowers, which grow wild in the slopes in the valley.
Jo has published two books: - Hello Dog, a book for children to learn about meeting dogs and feel safer with them; Carved in Oak, drawings of medieval bench carvings in English churches. Jo continues to explore ancient designs, focusing now on birds. found in European and British museums, cathedrals etc. Parallel to this, she is studying the varied designs and colours found in foliage.
You may find Jo working in VanDusen Gardens and (escaping winter chills) in the Bloedel Conservatory in Vancouver BC.