A Shoulder to Cry On
Acrylic on canvas board,
A Shoulder to Cry On
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Acrylic on canvas board
W: 457mm x H: 609mm
W: 18" x H: 24"
Approx. Weight: 1.2kg
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JO is an Artist with SouthAfricanArtists.com based in South Africa.
Jo hails from the south coast of the Cape Province. She has lived in Cape Town for most of her adult life. Primarily self-taught, she would throughout her career enroll at Art Schools to refine her techniques of various media.
'Having studied graphic art firstly, I have never lost the exactness required for that genre. However, paradoxically, I love working in watercolours, not only for its beautiful translucency but also for its wayward unpredictability. I was delighted to have discovered the vibrancy of acrylics and the benefits of its quick-drying qualities. For my more languorous days, though, nothing can crown dipping a brush in lazy, lustrous oils.
'Of things, places and people, people intrigue me the most. I often try to portray the mystery of man's emotions, searching for the gleam in the eye, trying to better understand the enigma of each soul.'
Jo is a deeply spiritual person. 'I think the serenity that has eluded me for years, has finally settled within me. Since I have embraced the magic of 'The Now', I am also blessed with a new enthusiasm that just wants to burst out in colours. I have accepted my earthly limitations my tools are merely paint, a brush and canvas and thus, although still working with care, I approach my subject more freely. I have stepped into a different dimension of being Jo, the artist. I am no longer shackled up by my own delusions of perfectionism.
Today I heartily ride the wave without unrealistic expectations or external clamour. I enjoy each moment for just what it is.'
'I shall always remain a student of life. I have learned from great artists; they've all left a thumbprint on a style that I now happily call my own. My biggest lesson is yet to come: "Now you see as in a glass darkly, but later you will see face to face." I totally agree with this view of another (anonymous) friend: "The glory of the Divine Master is too dazzling for mortals to see fully on earth, but some of this glory is risen in us when we try to reflect that light in our life." So, what I have to share with you now, is only a glimpse, a reflection of the Divine Light as I perceive it.'
Several solo's and groups.
Graphic&Fine Art-Cape Tech, Ruth Prowse School of Art, INTEC
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