Jo Lewis West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I'm an artist based in Leeds and specialise in mixed media and acrylic painting. I absolutely love wild flower meadows and nature and this is definitely one of my main inspirations. I also enjoy a challenge and am willing to give other subjects/styles a go! To this end I've recently dabbled in painting pet portraits, seascapes and abstract painting.
I've always loved drawing and after completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance last September (2019), I decided to try my hand at acrylic painting and I absolutely love it, it's one of the best decisions I ever made! I love the flexibility of acrylic paints and inks and being able to create anything from watercolour to impasto - the vast array of mediums available fascinates me. I also love being able to create something tangible that you can actually hold - as a musician, much of what I do is of the moment and transient (unless it's recorded of course). Initially I was only intending to paint for myself as a hobby, however I began posting my work on Facebook and from my third painting onwards people began asking me if they could buy them and started commissioning pieces from me. I have now sold close to 30 paintings, which is the majority of my output and have several commissions on the go. I have also recently begun to sell my hand-painted Greetings Cards. I absolutely love wild flower meadows and these feature heavily in my output, although I have also recently dabbled in pet portraits, seascapes and abstract painting.