Retford Hub’s season of exhibitions continues with a diverse collection of artworks created by Jo Thorpe.
Jo is a multi-media artist who likes to use a range of techniques and disciplines. Pen and ink, screen-printing, batik, resist, word and music are all media found on Jo’s palette. She will often combine styles and embrace the unfamiliar to achieve a result that is very much her own.
Jo is greatly influenced by the work of the Pre-Raphaelites and, of course, the arts and crafts movement which go hand-in-hand. Her inspiration is drawn from the colours and shapes of nature which is evident, and interestingly also from folk and Americans music of the 1960s and 70s. Music and songwriting also plays a big part in Jo’s life. She has recently been able to combine her visual art and music in the release of her first EP ‘Fallen Skies’. She is a founder member of local music collective the ‘Swanyard Songwriters Group’, performing and recording with the ongoing support of Swanyard Music Studio (Retford) and the Reverb Project.
Jo is a member of Retford Arts Society and also attends the life classes. She shows her work in the annual Retford Arts Society art exhibition. Being part of the local creative community and collaborating with other artists is an important part of her life. Jo’s work has been exhibited and sold at Corby Glen, Harding House Gallery, Lincoln and Retford libraries, Sheffield Great Art Exhibition and Bassetlaw Museum.
Some of the work included in her exhibition at the Hub has been inspired by her recent visit to Galliano Island, British Columbia. The exhibition will run from 8th July to 19th August. For further information please visit www.retfordhub.org, call the Hub on 01777 860414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.