Jo Ellis

Jo Ellis trained as a graphic designer and illustrator and works in advertising in Hampshire. Since technology has increasingly dominated the creative process of design, she has returned to expressing herself creatively with paint, relishing the freedom and opportunity to 'get her hands dirty' again. Jo now dedicates herself to exploring subject matter in a variety of media. She enjoys drawing 'en plein air' and her expressive charcoals are the basis of a series of paintings which she makes in the studio.  Attracted to natural subjects, she finds inspiration and energy in organic shapes. Currently she is abstracting subject matter from landscapes, seascapes, natural objects and figures. Working in acrylic, oils and mixed media - with drawing at the core.
She is one of Just Four Contemporary Artists, who occasionally work and exhibit together as a collective. Exhibitions include: The Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge; The Gallery in Cork Street, London; The Affordable Art Fair, Bristol; Brighton Art Fair; The Mall Galleries, London; The Art Hangar, St James, London; Nadia Waterfield Fine Art, Goodworth Clatford; The St Ives Art Society, Cornwall and The Padstow Gallery, Cornwall.