Jo Barnard has lived in Wivenhoe since 1972.
She taught until her retirement, at Broomgrove
School, where her interest in creative learning and practice enabled the
children to respond with confidence and strong individual
Her own painting after some experiments using a
variety of media, moved toward watercolour, and this has become an
important and continuing interest.
She chose to attend a series of residential
courses and summer schools in order to deepen and develop her
experience. This gave
her opportunity to work with painters whose approach and art
interested her. These
included Pam Dan, Dennis Creffield, John Epstein, Jennifer Andrews,
Mary Harding and Margaret Morgan.
Jo says of her work, ‘ I love East Anglia and am
strongly moved by the ever changing moods, colours, lights and darks
of skies, water and landscapes, and nearer to home the joy of my own