Leics LE11 3EB
Open: Monday - Saturday from 9.00 am to 3.00pm
Jo Sheppard's biggest exhibition yet, with 50 new pieces hung in the gallery with a further 30 mounted works for perusal in the browser. Her inspiration has been taken from various locations, many from within the Charnwood Forest area.
The work on show is varied, from large paintings to experimental encaustic work, fine art printmaking, drawings and a less well-known technique, ‘gouache resist’.
Jo Sheppard, Charnwood Lodge 2, oil and cold wax on paper
“We’re so lucky where we live, right in the middle of such beautiful countryside," says Jo. "To me, it's a little artist’s paradise. I love nothing more than taking my daily walk with my dog, sketching, taking photos, and getting inspired. I find woodland walking particularly restorative, and it always sets me up for the day.
My hope is to demonstrate my passion for the locality and that this will resonate with those who visit the show. Having grown up in very flat, rural Lincolnshire, I have really grown to love the soft gentle hills, rocky outcrops, abundance of woodland and thoughtfully maintained landscape in this area.”
It’s not all rural however, there are some familiar urban and semi-rural scenes in the exhibition, such as the Sock Man, Carillon, Butter Market, and a flooded Stafford Orchard.
See more images from the exhibition below