Jo Barry obtained a B.A. in Fine Art from Ravensbourne College of Art and Design in Kent. She was a visiting lecturer at Byam Shaw School of Fine Art, North London until 1981 when she gave up teaching to concentrate full time on her own work. Jo's talents led her to etching as the principal means of artistic expression, although this has not precluded watercolours and penci1 drawings.
Jo enjoys a considerable reputation in the art world and now ranks as one of the finest living etchers. Her skill led to election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, followed by Honorary Secretary to the Society and more recently Vice-President.
Jo's studio is at her home in the New Forest where she lives with her family, four cocker spaniels and a Labrador of uncertain breeding. The Forest provides Jo with a great deal of the inspiration for her work, which depicts nature and her beloved English countryside.
A successful exhibitor at the Royal Academy Summer Show and an invited etching demonstrator at Art-in-Action, Waterperry near Oxford, Jo also displays at galleries around the United Kingdom and in the USA where her work is very much admired.
Jo's most recent exhibition at Curwen Gallery, 'The Dream of Winter' was held in the main space in November 2016. Click here to view the exhibition.