Easily clip, save and share what you find with family and friends. Easily download and save what you find. Mugs sculpture for children childhood Josephine has had a passion for light and colour, fantasy and visual story telling.
The life of a painter was clearly her destiny! Enchanting and detailed images flow freely from her imagination in an endless cascade of ideas. In addition to her main love of painting, she directs her creative energies into pottery figures, sculpture and reproduction stained glass panels. She lives contentedly with her husband at Wisteria Cottage’ where she works in a purpose built attic studio. The walls are covered with a huge wisteria, cascading gorgeous flowers – hand painted of course. Josephine is convinced that working under the pyramid shaped roof is a source of inspirational vibes, aiding her creativity! 19 years old, some of whom are already showing signs of an artistic tendency.
Much of the inspiration for her mystical images comes from her close observation of nature and her interest in its preservation. Though she often strives to impart a message in her scenes, she also hopes to inspire in her audience a personal journey into the magical world of their own imagination. Josephine works mostly with acrylic paint, which allows her to paint quickly, and to create many textured and colourful effects. She has been influenced and inspired by the illustrative talents of Arthur Rackham, the surrealism of artists such as Magritte and Salvador Dali, and the romanticism of the Pre-Raphaelites. This combined with her own imaginative ideas has led to a wide and varied range of work.
Jo who loves to paint such images. The more imaginative and surrealistic they are the more they are admired. In addition to an annual exhibition in London, held by the Society for Art of the Imagination to which Jo belongs, her work can be found in galleries all over the south of England, from Cornwall to Kent and rapidly gaining popularity in America. Josephine was born in Farnham, Surrey, England in 1947. Educated at Farnham and Parkstone Grammar Schools, her family moved to Poole, Dorset when she was 14. Her paintings are mainly fantasies, influenced and inspired by the illustrative talents of Arthur Rackam, the surrealism of artists such as Magritte and Dali, and the romanticism of the pre-Raphaelites, which combined with her own imaginative ideas has led to a wide and varied range of work. Josephine is also an accomplished sculptor and has created a number of unique figurines.
Using natural stone found locally, various modelling materials and semi-precious stones, she creates models that once painted, challenge the viewer to find where the stone ends and the figure begins. An increasing demand for character windows, led her to experiment in this field using self adhesive lead and vitreous paint, to reproduce traditional lead-lights and many of her own designs. Due to her individualistic, textured use of acrylic medium, she has been invited to demonstrate and lecture to local art circles. Whilst her work has always covered a wide range of subjects, since moving into the world print market, she has produced works with a distinct ethnic flavour and images of many favourite stories and fables.