Jo Dixon is an artist working in mixed media, and her work involves a layering of paint, print and collage onto paper or fabric grounds. . Her work is embedded in a relationship to the natural world; observations, feelings, glimpses and memories as experienced in the environment within and around us.
Drawing from these observations, Jo often works outside with most finished pieces being created in the studio. Jo works with textures, marks, colours, and pattern to create a rich surface in response to the feeling of the place, to create a vision with treasures and details hidden and revealed. The mixed media works are layered like a tapestry with colour, light and pattern.
Travel and the experience of different cultures of India, Africa and the Mediterranean are ongoing influences combined with recurring themes of seasonal changes within the garden and landscape.
Jo exhibits regularly most recently from Edith Road Workshops where she is a member of the artistic community.
Jo has developed a limited edition range of Giclee prints with new images added regularly.
Jo Dixon trained at Winchester School of Art completing a BA in Textile Design and Print. She has completed further ongoing studies into a range of art disciplines including; printmaking, Fine Art painting and drawing.
Jo has worked as a self employed artist for over 30 years and has exhibited widely, also taking on Private and Public commissions – Oxfordshire County Collection, Brita Water Head quarters , and The Warneford Hospital Oxford.
Jo values her role as an educator and has great enthusiasm to share her passion for all things creative., whilst encouraging others to be creative. She completed a PGCE in Art at Oxford Brookes University and earlier a Foundation in Art Therapy at Bath Spa University which has enabled her to work with a wide range of adults and children in the community. She has delivered courses and workshops to adults, community groups and children and currently as well as pursuing and developing her freelance art practice. Jo combines art teaching in school - primary and secondary, also Teaching Mixed Media adult courses at West Dean College, The Oxford Summer School ,Ardington School of Art and Sunningwell School of Art.