Jo has been interested in horses for as long as she can remember and has ridden since the age of five. She trained at college to be a riding instructor but in the end concentrated on breeding horses. For 31 years she was the stud manager at Biddesden Stud on the Hampshire Wiltshire border where she were lucky enough to be involved in the breeding of a Badminton Horse Trials and Burghley winner Olympic team horse. Tamarillo.
Having ridden horses at National shows, including Wembley. Point to Pointed for 3 seasons being placed at a few times. She developed a passion for the Arabian horse culminating in winning The British National Ridden Stallion Championship on a Stallion called Sisyrinchium. Many of her paintings are inspired by the Arabian horse.
Over the years she has completed many evening courses including a Foundation art course. Currently a member of the Andover Art Society, Winchester Art Group and she has also exhibited with The Society of Equestrian Artists in London.
Many of the Lino cuts and drawings for the book ‘White horses Chalk Hills’ by Angus Haywood are by Jo.
She mainly works in oils, charcoal and original prints.