About the Artist

 

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.’

  Painting style

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. 

Exhibitions

Paintings are held in private collections throughout the British Isles and elsewhere.

Solo exhibitions

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

Joint exhibitions

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

Exhibited:~

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