Artist Jo March was born in 1962 and brought up in her parents' cottage and on a family farm in the small moorland village of Darite in South East Cornwall. In 1985, she graduated with first class honours in History from the University of Sheffield and returned to the pull of countryside, beginning her career as a self taught professional artist.
Jo's upbringing in The West Country has been a strong influence on her choice of subject and the depiction of landscape. Inspiration for Jo's paintings is often drawn from the environment and the people of her childhood. She has an abiding fascination with the eccentricities which exist just below the surface of rural life and in particular the characters whom she observed around her whilst growing up.
Modern life is gradually and inexorably eroding age-old patterns of life and systems of belief. Jo March landscape paintings are an attempt to capture the essence of the bucolic farm land which has hitherto changed so little but is now fast vanishing.
In addition to her skill as a landscape artist, Jo is also a very accomplished portrait painter and her paintings of children are quite captivating. She has also displayed a unique talent for painting greyhounds and was commissioned to paint Farloe Verdict, the winner of the English and Scottish Greyhound Derbys in 2003 and 2004 respectively.