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.
My latest exhibition FACE to FACE was recently filmed and shown on the BBC South Today news.
You can view the film by following this link -
There is a second chance to see this exhibition at the Guildford house Gallery from 18th Feb- 18th March 2017
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