Jo Fox


Jo Fox


Hi Jo. Thank you so much for all your wonderful submissions to the Artspace Gallery, and for taking the time to talk about you and your work.

Q – How did you get into art?

A –Art has always been a big part of my life. As a child my Nan and my Dad were both artist and we all loved to draw. I started a few years ago doing arts and crafts for therapy as I have an autoimmune disease and fibromyalgia. I find it helps me cope with the constant pain and arthritis. I discovered that I love painting.

‘Untitled’ by Jo Fox (Oil Pastels)

Q – Where do you live and does living there influence your creative process or provide inspiration in another way?

A – I live in the beautiful Forest of Dean. This is where I find lots of inspiration for my art colours, trees,the sky and lakes etc.

‘Forever Dreaming’ by Jo Fox (Acrylic on Canvas)

Q – What medium and materials do you work with? How did you decide on this medium?

A – I work with all sorts of medium’s and crafts, such as fabrics, wood, wool and anything I find. For art I use oil pastels. pencils and acrylic paint.

‘Untitled’ by Jo Fox (Oil Pastels)

Q – How would you describe your style?

A – I would say that my art is quite bold, I love bright colours and contrasts.

‘Autumn View’ by Jo Fox (Acrylic)

Q – What is your chosen subject and why?

A – I love sunsets, sunrises the stars and the moon. The sea is also a passion of mine which gives me so much inspiration for some of my most recent works.

‘Never Alone’ by Jo Fox (Oil Pastels & Acrylic)

Q – What’s your studio like?

A – My art studio is in my conservatory, where I can sit in comfort with lots of natural light pouring in.

‘Safe In Our Hands’ by Jo Fox (Oil Pastels)