I make art on a daily basis and love sharing my passion for drawing, journaling, design and making. I have a BA(Hons) in Public Art/Art for Architecture from Chelsea School of Art, a PTLLS certificate and I am a trained mentor for young people. I am also a freelance Arts Manager and love working with people of all ages to make inspiring art and art based events happen. I live in Swindon and have worked in and around the south west for over 20 years.
‘Really enjoyable sessions. I like the warm-up activities and flow of the course content. I never thought I could draw so that has been an amazing experience. Very good, careful, slow explanations of things. Lots of ideas to follow up. Lots of encouragement. Thank you.
‘fantastic, encouraging support. Very inspiring!’
‘Even after only three weeks I feel like I have learnt so much. I have become much more confident with my drawing skills. I am really grateful for the book recommendations and especially seeing Jo’s own sketchbooks – they are inspirational’
‘It encouraged me to start a sketchbook’
‘Even though I was anxious about the drawing I have really liked this and hope to develop this – just wish we had more weeks!’
‘Lots of really interesting activities – I would like to do some more. I have so much more confidence and will take it further…..!!’
‘Incredibly inspiring course covering a huge range of ideas and activities. Thank you.’
Below are a number of links to my wordpress blogsite where I house my drawings. The Drawing Diaries from 2016 and 2017 are more indicative of the type of art journaling the workshops focus on. Also below is a link to my workshops page which shows previous participants in action.