Jo Reimer explores multiple avenues of artistic expression in her work. She finds that painting is the meditation that brings peace into her life.
Jo began her training with drawing classes in the early 80s. Her first foray into painting started with fabric; she painted “wearable art” as well as art for the home. She then decided to experiment with painting on canvas and after exploring many mediums she discovered oils.
Jo has chosen to use oils for its flow, colour and depth. She is drawn to the canvas by the endless possibilities of movement and the interplay of colour and light. Faces and figures have become main elements in many of her paintings; she is intrigued by their endless expressivity. Jo always strives to convey a mood in her paintings: from whimsical and vibrant to meditative and thoughtful.
Figure drawing and the quality of line continue to inspire Jo. She spent 6 months exploring the world of black and white creating charcoal portrait drawings. Jo also experimented with oil portrait studies using her non-dominant hand. She is thrilled with the results of these new approaches and is excited to expand on these ideas.
Recently Jo has reproduced a selection of her work on aluminum. She is thrilled with the play of light on the aluminum as well as the durability and lightweight quality of the pieces. The aluminum is UV resistant and they make great outdoor art! You will see Jo's quirky images of goats and crows and landscapes featuring rusted vehicles in the new Metal Prints gallery on this site.
Selections of these metal prints are available for purchase at the Noble Ridge Winery in Okanangan Falls B.C.