Jo McIntosh graduated from the University of Northumbria in Newcastle in 1996 with BA (Hons) in Fashion Design and printed textiles; going on to work in womens-wear fashion design and prediction in London. A move up to Edinburgh saw a natural progression into Interior Design and studies in photography, working freelance for several Scottish publications. Following her teacher training (PGDE) at Goldsmiths, London, she went on to complete an Artist Teacher Master’s in Education and has taught Art, Design and Photography in Secondary Education for 12 years in Edinburgh and Aberdeen. A love of artist bookmaking and landscape painting developed through courses in both Edinburgh and Gray’s School of Art. She has exhibited several times as part of the R.S.A. Open and Visual Arts Scotland and more recently in smaller venues around Aberdeen.
Her current body of work looks at quiet, figureless, sweeping land and seascapes with an emphasis on muted, autumnal, weathered textures. Jo works in acrylic, pastel, pencil and charcoal on paper and board. The geographies captured, are void of people, allowing the viewer to feel a sense of calmness and solitude within a vast expanse of land.