Approved: 16.08.2006

Jo Aylward

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
I am aware of two processes in my work. The first, measured assessment as I try to define the creative on a mechanical (real) basis., runs parallel to a more intuitive response to the materials I use - the challenge of paint, surface, line and space. The paintings act as a holding space where image and colours are often obscured and minimilised. The recurring images of seeds, pods,

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  • Location: Kent, South East
 

Biography

Concepts I am aware of two processes in my work. The first, measured assessment as I try to define the creative on a mechanical (real) basis., runs parallel to a more intuitive response to the materials I use - the challenge of paint, surface, line and space. The paintings act as a holding space where image and colours are often obscured and minimilised. The recurring images of seeds, pods, leaves, can represent the singular moment, yet also the collective, the circular, the use of the house and greenhouse motif and the bottle and jar challenge this, as inorganic and constructed vessels, containers. My emphasis is on the creation of painted spaces and the painting as object. Influences I have a strong interest in the St Ives painters Winifred Nicholson, Roger Hilton and Alfred Wallis. I am also very inspired by the work of the Fauves and of Picasso, particularly prints and ceramic decoration. Many aspects of crafts and the decorative arts have an impact on the content and surface of my painting. I am strongly drawn to ceramic and weathered surfaces. Areas of work Community arts Exhibiting Schools work Workshops

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 1997 - First Class BA Hons, Fine Art Painting, Bretton Hall College, University of Leeds, West Yorks 1994 - Foundation Diploma: Distinction, Kent Institute of Art and Design, Maidstone, Kent Solo exhibitions 2012 - Jo Aylward - paintings, Black Douglas Gallery, Deal 2007 - Exhibition of Recent Paintings, St. Jude's Gallery, Aylsham, Norfolk 2007 - Solo show, Salt Gallery , Cornwall 2004 - Solo show, Tea Rooms, Charleston House, nr. Lewes 2001 - Solo show, Sanderson George & Peach Gallery, Holmfirth, West Yorks 2000 - Within Spaces, The Long Gallery, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell 1999 - Sanderson George and Peach Gallery, Holmfirth Group exhibitions 2006 - Group Exhibition, Country House Art Fair, Guilton, Kent 2006 - Group Exhibition, Salt Gallery, Cornwall 2005 - Mixed Show, Lund Gallery, Yorkshire 2005 - Mixed show, Opie Gallery, Cornwall 2005 - Mixed show, Salt Gallery, Cornwall 2003 - Featured Artist, Kentmere House Gallery, York 2003 - Mashamshire Arts Festival, Masham, Masham, North Yorkshire 2003 - Mixed Show, Cube Gallery, Bristol 2003 - Mixed show, Wonderwall Gallery, Cirencester 2003 - Mixed show, Woolff Gallery, Leonard Street, London 2002 - 3 Resident Artists, Sanderson George & Peach, Holmfirth 2002 - Group Exhibition, Wiseman Gallery, Oxford 2002 - Joint exhibition, Linton Court Gallery, Settle 2002 - Mixed exhibition, Artifex Gallery, Birmingham 2002 - Six person show, Ropewalk Gallery, Hull 2001 - Affordable Art Fair, Business Centre, Battersea 2001 - Christmas Exhibition, Gold Gallery, Edinburgh 2001 - Country Living Spring Fair, Business Design Centre, London 2001 - Mixed show, Inspire Gallery, Oxford 2001 - Spring exhibition, Joem Gallery, Deal 2001 - Two person show, South Square Gallery, Bradford 2000 - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea 2000 - Leeds Art Fair, Corn Exchange, Leeds 1999 - Christmas Exhibition, Linton Court Gallery, Settle 1999 - New Works, The Bothy Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton 1998 - Aire Valley Arts, Clachanmore Gallery, Galloway 1998 - Christmas exhibition, Sanderson George and Peach Gallery, Holmfirth 1998 - Drawing close, Bolton Royd Gallery, Bradford 1998 - The Aire Valley Arts Collection, Craven Museum, Skipton