Jo Kimpton B.Ed, BA (Art and Health)
‘I am a Pembrokeshire artist living in St. Brides close to the sea and sky that inspire much of my painting. I usually work in oil paint and my perception and experience of the Pembrokeshire Coast is central to my work.’
Jo Kimpton has developed a self styled technique using oil paint. Her impressionistic approach explores light and dark and aims at a heart felt interpretation of colour.
Jo’s particular interest is in the movement of air and water, and while sailing, fishing from her kayak, and swimming in the summer she memorises the constantly changing mood of sea and sky later releasing these memories onto her canvas.
Noted for her sky and seascapes Jo aims to capture emotion and mood in these constantly changing elements.
In contrast Jo practises the discipline of Life Drawing and Portraiture to maintain drawing skills in charcoal, sepia, pastel and chalk.
Studio Support and Teaching – to those staying at Cliff Cottage
Since qualifying with a B.Ed in 1978 Jo has explored various approaches to teaching including working with the principals of Rudolf Steiner in New Zealand, where she lived for eight years. She completed an Art for Health BA in 2006. Jo brings a wealth of teaching experience to her lively informed classes that aim to meet the individual’s needs. Now she mainly works with adults and practices an ‘Art for Health’ approach.
Paintings are held in private collections throughout the British Isles and elsewhere.
2016 Druidstone Hotel, Broadhaven July 1 – September 30th
2014 Joanna Field Gallery, Torch Theatre, Milford Haven 3 – 29 Nov
2014 Cloister’s Gallery, St. David’s Cathedral 22 April – 5 May
2012 Cliff Cottage, St. Brides. 22 April – 27 April – Time and Tide
2011 Cloister’s Gallery, St. David’s Cathedral – The Lonely Sea and the Sky
2010 Cloister’s Gallery, St. David’s Cathedral -To See a World
2009 Cloister’s Gallery, St. David’s Cathedral – On a Wing and a Prayer
2008 Cloister’s Gallery, St. David’s Cathedral – Into the Light
2011 Pure Art Summer Exhibition, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire
2010 West Ox Arts Summer Exhibition, Bampton, Oxon
2010 St. David’s Art Club Summer Exhibition, St. David’s, Pembrokeshire
2009 Nant-y-Coy Mill Christmas Exhibition, Nr. Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
2009 St. David’s Art Club Summer Exhibition, St. David’s, Pembrokeshire
2008 St. David’s Art Club Summer Exhibition, St. David’s, Pembrokeshire
Cafe Torch, Torch Theatre, Milford Haven
Nant-y-Coy Mill, Treffgarne, Pembrokeshire
Studio Gallery, St. David’s, Pembrokeshire
Trinity College, Carmarthen
Golden Wheat Sheaf, Narberth, Pembrokeshire
Picton Castle, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
Pendre Art Gallery, Cardigan
The Museum of Modern Art, Machynlleth, Powys
West Ox Arts, Bampton, Oxfordshire
Druidstone Hotel, Broadhaven, Pembrokeshire
Lamphey Court Hotel, Pembroke
Pure Art, Milford Haven