Jo Dexter

Painting gives me the vehicle through which I can satisfy my most basic human need to be creative

To escape in the world I create is a desire I must fulfil through Art and Music.

Although I did A Level Art I decided to study Music and have a successful career as a Professional Opera and Classical Singer, performing regularly as a soloist with Ilkley Choral Society.
As far as the creation of my artwork is concerned, I enjoy the physical sensation of painting, whether it be mixing the paint or applying it to canvas with brush, knife or hand.

I work in an experimental way, starting with only a very loose idea, the marks created and my imagination to develop something that is balanced, harmonious and pleasing to the eye. Relying heavily on instinct and keeping an open mind throughout the composition.

Art was my first love and it has been wonderful to discover it again after devoting so much of my life to music and singing. Professionally I aim to continue my journey of self discovery through my art. Exhibitions include: Gallery at the Art Shop (solo, Ilkley), Art and Rose (Pocklington), TOGS (Otley). Sky Landscape Artist (Wild Card)