Artist - Jo Gallagher

Living in the small King Country settlement of Piopio provides Jo with rich visual and personal influences. Her home is in an area of dynamic rugged landscapes, rural strength and warm-hearted people.
Jo works primarily as a contemporary realist but more recently has begun to add another layer of interest into her compositions – that of humour! Using native birds and animals as both object and subject enables her to voice her interest in the idiosyncratic and distinctive world we live in. The characters she feels best able to represent, the fun there is to be had with language, symbolism and entrenched beliefs are all present in her current body of work.
Her choice of medium is acrylic on boxed plywood board or canvas. The giclee fine art reproduction works are printed on 340gsm cotton rag acid free paper using archival inks.