Jo Starkey

Nature's Paradise Art Card

31 Reviews

SKU: B333

£1.60Any 10 for ¬£8
  • Nature's Paradise Art Card by Jo Starkey
  • Blank inside for your personal message
  • Square - 158 x 158 mm
  • Printed in the UK - FSC certified
  • Individually packaged with white envelope

Jo Starkey

'I am originally from Nottingham where I spent a happy childhood growing up in a country village on the outskirts of Nottingham. From an early age, I had a keen interest in the arts, and I spent my secondary school years training to be a dancer, by earning a place at a stage school in Surrey where I became a boarder. However, my career as a dancer was not meant to be as my love for painting became my number one passion. I decided to hang up my ballet shoes when I was 16, and focus on my journey to become an artist. After completing art college in Nottingham, I then moved to London where I began to forge my career as an artist.

Although I went to art college, I am mainly self taught, and have learnt my skills as an artist by experimenting with different materials and harnessing new techniques, which have evolved over the course of time. I try and depict the essence of nature and its magic into my paintings, which are created using mixed media on silk, which is mounted on board. I use the silk as a canvas and build up layers using lots of different materials, which give it a three dimensional effect. This layering process really lends itself to the scenery that I paint creating a feeling of depth and texture.

I like to play with colour and sometimes this will dictate the composition of a painting. I always have my camera to hand which allows me to capture a beautiful scene as and when it happens, and I am never short of inspiration as I am surrounded by the beauty of nature, which is in abundance where I now live in Sussex. I generally work from photographs that I have taken, and enjoy putting my own interpretation on a natural scene, to give it a more contemporary look.

I work from my studio at the Turner-Dumbrell Workshops in Ditchling, East Sussex'

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4.97 Average

31 Reviews

Bethan W

Great quality, pretty card, fantastic price what more do you need - great job Whistlefish

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jenni s

Summer at its best

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A very peaceful scene.

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A very peaceful scene.

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Catherine T

Lovely card to send to friends who love wild flowers and the environment.

Anonymous

Good quality cards, can be used for any occasion.

Margaret I

High quality card and art work, which could be used for any occasion.

Anonymous

A lovely summer scene, suitable for many uses.

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Emma R

Really pretty design, applicable to many occasions

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Keranjit K

The design and colours are beautiful.

Joan W

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John P

Lovely picture and excellent quality

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Sally G

Absolutely love all the cards that I ordered . They are really good quality and beautifully packaged . I will be reordering for sure

heather l

Beautiful

Shirley B

Lovely new design. Very summery and showing such activity- gives you hope for new growth.

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Brenda R

Lovely picture

Margaret H

Lovely card.

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