Birds in My Life
February 17 - March 15th, 2020.
THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE ART CENTRE
122 Fern Road West,
Qualicum Beach, B.C. V9K 1T2
QUALICUM BEACH B.C.
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 inspired by early designs found in churches and old china and pottery. She sets her humorous images birds in foliage taken from her sketches of leaf designs food in her wanderings through Botanical and private gardens.
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.