Jo-ann Harrison

I am a self taught, North East artist, specialising in pet and animal portraits, my prefered media is either graphite or water soluble coloured pencils.

My influences since I began drawing again, is firstly, my love of animals and the outdoors and secondly, a friendship formed with a fellow animal portrait artist.

Her work is inspirational, she has encouraged me, giving me tips which helped me to improve and gain confidence.

I recently completed a couple of commissions, but would like to take on more work from other sources, the sense of achievement when a commission is completed and the owner sees the finished piece for the first time is very satisfying.

I especially like meeting lots of like minded, creative people, in lovely surroundings.

My work has been displayed at various craft shows around the North East, with excellent feedback, but I have not exhibited up till now, I am in discussion with a couple of galleries and venues and hope to secure a location very soon.