the Jo Smith art website
Iam a mixed media artist and I’m at my happiest when I’m experimenting and constructing with paint, paper, clay, beads, seaglass, and driftwood.
My inspiration comes from the sense of connection I feel to the landscape, to my loved ones past and present, and to the materials I choose to create with.
Sounds, sights, smells, ever changing light, and weather are my starting point
A Wirral girl born and bred, I have always lived by the sea and believe it is now so imprinted on my very being that I could never dwell too far from the coast. Sounds, sights, smells, ever changing light, and weather are my starting point, though it is hoped that a felt sense of the experience is expressed rather than a literal depiction of the landscape.
Visits to other coastlines always bring new and exciting developments and explorations. The coast makes my heart sing with joy, whether it’s a rocky Cornish cliff top, a wide stretch of golden Anglesey sand or a quiet little Scottish harbour. All bring unique and diverse responses - offering new explorations and chances to develop a new artistic vocabulary.
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“THE WORLD ALWAYS
SEEMS BRIGHTER WHEN YOU’VE MADE SOMETHING THAT WASN’T THERE BEFORE
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