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About

I am a Wiltshire based artist working from my loft studio and being inspired by the countryside, people, places and life here in the UK or on travels abroad. 

 

Since 2015 I have reconnected with my creative interests, primarily through drawing. I love to draw from observation and as a way to reflect on and capture my daily life through my Drawing Diaries

I now run workshops in a range of settings, supporting others to draw, through building confidence, teaching new skills and techniques and encouraging a personal exploration and enjoyment of drawing. I am creating a suite of unique workshops to be made available online soon and am looking forward to my Travel Sketching on the Road to Rajasthan sketch tour collaboration with Creative Arts Safaris in 2021.

In contrast I make carefully observed botanical studies, seeking to capture and emphasise colour, texture and shape. I drew from nature 'almost' every day of the year in my 2018 Drawing Diary

I trained at Chelsea School of Art achieving a BA (Hons) Public Art/Art for Architecture, graduating in 1992. Since then I have worked on an array of arts projects, from starting out as a volunteer on a community sculpture project in Cumbria to working as an Assistant Artist and Project Manager with renowned outdoor arts organisation, Kinetika.

 

I have worked as a freelance Arts Manager for over 20 years, working in community arts, latterly producing large scale outdoor arts festivals and walking festivals. Find out more about this side of my life here...

For all enquiries please email me at jo@cottoneyejo.co.uk or use the contact form below. Thank you.

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© Jo Beal 2020

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