Born in 1960 Accra, Ghana, Jo Watters-Pawlowski grew up living in West Africa, the Persian Gulf and Thailand. Jo now lives and works in Sussex.
She graduated from Winchester School of Art in textile design, specialising in printed surfaces and in 1987 established her own textile print studio in Sussex, specialising in hand dyed and handprinted linen and silk fabrics for interiors and fashion. Jo always sketched and painted which provided the range of ideas for her textile designs. Her training and background in design had a significant effect on her understanding of composition, scale, detail, texture, colour and mark making and was pivotal in the development of her paintings. She is essentially driven by abstract expressionism, using her natural senses and close environment she captures landscapes and translate these into abstract paintings using oil and mixed media.
Since the late 90’s Jo has exhibited her paintings in her annual Artist open house show and successful sells to private collectors in the UK and abroad.
Artist Open Houses & Art in Ditchling (AID) Open House: May 2019
Nadia Waterfield Gallery The Autumn Hampshire Art Fair 11 - 21 October 2018
AID: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016 2017 and 2018 at No.37, High Street, Ditchling BN6 8SY
La Grande Maision, d'Arthenay, Saumur, France http://www.lagrandemaison.net
Nadia Waterfield Gallery