1967 - ?

Joanna Hollis, grew up in Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk. Jo studied Visual Art at Aberystwyth University before moving to Spain where she lived and worked for some eight years. Her painting style has clearly been impacted by her experiences and studies in Madrid where she shared a studio with her mentor Paco Pi˝uela. On returning to England, Jo worked at The Royal Academy of Arts before returning to Suffolk, where she lived with her husband and two children. She worked from her Suffolk studio at Honeywood House, Honey Tye, Leavenheath, predominately in oil, working from pastel, watercolour and pencil studies gathered in her sketchbook. Her work is both colourful and gestural with subject matter mostly focussed on landscape and still life. She has been influenced by painters such as Peter Lanyon (1918-1964), Roger Hilton (1911-1975) and Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979) amongst others. Jo has been exhibiting for over 30 years including at the Mall Galleries in London, in Portugal and throughout East Anglia, and has had work accepted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. At her studio she also has a family-run framing business based in a studio adjacent to the family home. www.johollispictures.co.uk

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