Jo grew up in Winnipeg’s Wolseley area into an extremely creative family who taught her everything was possible if you wanted it badly enough. All you have to do is work at it until you get it right and so through an impressive list of mentors, networking and perseverance, she is doing just that. “I believe becoming an artist takes a lifetime,” Jo says. “Along this journey you rediscover and reinvent your technique, always searching for your own personal perfection and signature style.”
Jo gets her inspiration from nature. Kayaking and hiking Birds Hill Park and the Whiteshell are among her favorite places. She believes everything in nature is connected, relying on each other for survival.
Jo is a long time member of LCAG (Local Colour Art Group). She was one of 3 jurors in 2016 for the artists at the Grist Mill in Westport, Ontario and has juried photography with the Manitoba Camera Club on numerous occasions.
She has participated and been involved in the formation of the Artists of East St. Paul Studio Tour. As well, she coordinates an evening in East St Paul, where once a week, artists paint while sharing laughter as well as their skills, ideas and knowledge. In 2019 she was one of three artists who received an award from the RM of East St Paul for her volunteer work in promoting art in the community. Her artwork can be seen in Winnipeg’s premiere art show, Art Expo.
“Two Eyes One Soul” was a solo show, featuring her artwork, hosted by Warehouse Artworks at 222 McDermot Avenue in September 2018. Her art continues to be featured there. She is currently working on new artwork for a show at Cre8ery in November 2022.
She currently has artwork at Warehouse Artworks, Gwen Fox Gallery in Selkirk, MB, Tradition Law LLP and RE/MAX Performance Realty. She creates a Canadian made line of clothing featuring images of her artwork.
To purchase originals or arrange a visit to her home gallery, email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Visit her website at www.JoSmoleyArtGallery.com to order prints or merchandise like scarves, tote bags, yoga wear, pillows, coasters, linens and much more featuring images of her artwork.