JO FREEMAN
 











 
 


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JO FREEMAN

Member of : Bath Society of Artists since 2002. Bath Artist Printmakers since 2003

Open Exhibitions:

Bath Society of Artists Summer Open / - 2010 - 2001 Victoria Gallery, Bath
Royal West of England Academy / Autumn Open - 2008 - 2003 Clifton, Bristol,
Bath Society of Artists Centenary - 2005 Victoria Gallery,Bath
Royal West of England Academy / Open Print - 2004 Clifton, Bristol

Mixed Exhibitions:

Six Chapel Row, Bath - 2009 Bath Society of Artists Members Exhibition
Somerset Rural Life Exhibition, Glastonbury - 2008 Bath Artist Printmakers Society
Bay Tree Gallery, Bradford on Avon - 2008
Cowleigh Gallery, Malvern - 2008
Gallery Nine, Bath - 2007
'Out of the Blue Gallery' Bath - 2006 + 2007 B.S.A. Members Exhibition
Yeovil -2007 Bath Artist and Printmakers Society
Foal Yard Gallery, Hereford - 2006 Bath Artist Printmakers Society
Royal United Hospital, Bath - 2005 Bath Artist Printmakers Society
Bath Fringe Visual Arts Fair - 2005 Solo Exhibition, Demeuths Restaurant, Bath
Hot Bath Gallery - 2004 B.S.A. Members Exhibition
Royal West of England Academy - 2003 'Encore Exhibition'

Wine Street Gallery, Devizes - 2003
Six Chapel Row Contemporary Fine Art Gallery - 2002

Studied at:

Bath Spa University College - Honorary Fellowship in Applied textiles
- BA Hons Degree in Creative Arts,1st class
- HND - Music, Art +Textile design
City of Bath College - Further Adult Education Certificate
Bath Academy of Art - Various courses

Artists Statement:

The images I produce are a direct response to the landscapes I draw of the surrounding area of Bath; they are concerned with the refinement of colour and image and the creation of space. I work from charcoal sketches using an unusual mono print method that combines textile and art processes. The materials I print on are mainly hand made cotton and rag papers; I use various textile dyes as the printing medium. The images are made up of layers of 'one off' prints, creating a saturation of colour and some unusual surface textures. Through this combination of processes and materials I am attempting to communicate something of the experiences I have whilst being in the local landscape.

Interpreting landscape through my work has been my main focus since attaining a creative arts honours degree, and textile design fellowship, at the Bath Spa University.
Previous to my years of study I ran my own textile workshop, designing and producing hand painted and resist method silk scarves for the retail and wholesale market.
Even though over the years my work has progressed and diversified from pure textiles I still find textile qualities integral to the images I produce.




 
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