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Jo Shepherd


SAOS Open Studios 2017 Jo Shepherd - BA Hons degree in Fine Art Painting, Kingston University

I am a painter, working in oil on canvas in my garden studio.
I have two passions in terms of subject; one being trees and the other portraits. I tend to split my time between the two and thoroughly enjoy the diversity this allows me.
I am always looking for authenticity in my paintings. This might be in capturing the atmosphere of a place or the essence of the subject of a portrait. I value the skill of accurate drawing as a crucial foundation to all of my work.
I enjoy the interaction of the paint with the subject and love to paint loosely, often allowing the paint itself to determine elements of the painting.

I am thrilled that my portrait 'LUDIGO,THE BEST IS YET TO COME' has been selected for this year's RA Summer Exhibition

My recent exhibition FACE to FACE was filmed and shown on the BBC South Today news.
You can view the film by following this link -

I teach occasional drawing and painting classes both at home and at The Watts Gallery Artists Village and also run a weekly drawing class, 'The Drawing Theatre' at Cafe Mila, Godalming on Monday evenings. (see website for details)

Commissions welcome and artwork for sale

Visitors welcome by appointment

137 Peperharow Road




tel: 01483 418069

mobile: 07969246817



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Jo Shepherd's work can be seen at:


Haslemere Educational Museum

78 High St, Haslemere GU27 2LA

Saturday 3rd Jun - Saturday 24th Jun

Tues-Sat 10am-5pm

A celebration of our local woodland landscapes. Jo’s colourful interpretations of 'a walk in the woods' will strike a chord with anyone who enjoys walking in our wonderful Surrey Countryside.
The exhibition is part of the Surrey Artists’ Open Studios event