Jo Barry was born in Kent where she studied art at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design. After teaching for a few years at Byam Shaw School of Art, she retired from teaching in 1981 to concentrate full time on her own work. Jo's talents led her to etching as her principal means of artistic expression, although she also is incredibly talented with watercolors and pencil drawings.
Jo enjoys a considerable reputation in the art world and now ranks as one of the finest living etchers. Her skill led her to election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers.
Jo's studio is at her home in the New Forest, Ringwood, in the English countryside, where she lives with her husband and son as well as five cocker spaniels, sheep, chickens, ducks, and countless doves. Her environment provides Jo with a great deal of the inspiration for her work, which depicts nature and her beloved countryside landscapes.
Jo's work is on display in many galleries throughout the UK and at carmen's gallery on Solomons Island, Maryland in the US, where her last major exhibition was held in November, 2006. carmen's gallery is Jo Barry's official distributor in the US, so you can be sure you are seeing the best Jo Barry has to offer right here on Solomons Island. Below are several examples of many, so please inquire at carmen's gallery for more available etchings by this masterful artist.
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carmen's gallery is the official distributor of Jo Barry's art in the U.S.