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Jo Raynor

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Artwork for Jo Raynor

Boro 1

Boro 2

Small Boro

Landscape 1

Landscape 2

Landscape 3

Landscape 4

Landscape 5

Details

How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I work in textiles and mixed media, using recycled and found materials. My background as a typographic graphic designer influences my focus on abstract composition and aesthetic balance. My inspiration is often the feel, texture and colour of the materials I source or find, the first scrap leading forward to a grid based composition that may or may not link to a recognisable theme.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Having spent more than 30 years as a practicing graphic designer and over 15 years as an art and design tutor at Stourbridge Art College, creativity has been central to my life. On 'retirement', I realised I could no more give up creative practice than give up breathing.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I have only been 'retired' for a few months and in that time I have been lucky enough to exhibit on 3 occasions and set up a Workshop practice, sharing my skills, knowledge and enthusiasm.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

BA Graphic Design from University of West of England (Bristol)
32 years as partner in graphic design practice in Oxford, Cotswolds and Malvern
Post Graduate degree in Art Education
16 years course leader, Visual Communications UAL and FAD at Stourbridge Art College

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

CCMalvern Christ Church Malvern 2023
'We are the Witches' exhibition, The House of Smalls, Chipping Camden. 2023
'Between the Lines' exhibition, The House of Smalls, Chipping Camden. 2024

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