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Jo Louca

 

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I was born in Bristol, but have lived in Surrey for over thirty years. I gained a B.A.Hon in Fine Art at Farnham College University and have exhibited widely in Galleries around south England.

Mine is a contemplative intuitive approach to my work, an attempt to portray the essence of the land. Always concentrating on the elemental power of light, atmosphere and the mood of an area. rather than a figurative representation of it, and celebrating the sublime beauty of light itself.
Frequently the initial inspiration for paintings comes simply from gazing up at a light filled canopy, the magical effect being almost that of stained glass, a cathedral canopy.

I am often asked how the works are made and are they photos or prints or digitally enhanced? No, I do not use photography, computer graphics, printing processes or tricks of any kind in creating my paintings. They are simply painted in the traditional method with particular care and attention to subtle changes of tone and colour. Useing the time honoured method of glazed oil paint (paint built up in thin layers) which best utilizes the paints translucent qualities to create subtle depth of colour.
Though a very lengthy process, each painting taking many months to complete, it produces a wonderful rich glow. A technique employed by the Old Masters.
 
Although I intend a specific reading for each painting I purposefully make the works none prescriptive, allowing the viewer to interpret each work in their own way. Everyone seeing something different

 
     

 

Previous Exhibitions


Buy Art Fair Manchester 2014
Affordable Art Fair Bristol 2014
Guildford Arts, Mill Studios 2014
Affordable Art Fair New York & Los Angeles 2013
Stark Gallery, Canterbury 2011,12,13
The Art Agency Esher 2012,13
Trinity Gallery,Tunbridge Wells, solo 2012
Windsor Contemporary Art Fair 2009,10,11,12
Reading Art Fair 2010,11,12
Store Street Gallery, London 2011
Gallery Buzkashi, Dorking 2011
Palace Art Fair 2010
Brighton Art Fair 2008,10
Affordable Art Fair, Hicks Gallery 2010
Foutain Gallery 2010
Affordable Art Fair, Hicks Gallery 2009
Cambridge Art Fair, Liberty Gallery 2009
Fountain Gallery 2009
Will's Art Wharehouse 2008
Barn Galleries Aston near Henley on Thames 2008
Apple Gallery, Godalming, 2007
Affordable Art Fair, Art Melvy 2007
Fountain Gallery solo 2002,03,04,05,06,07
Tooks Chambers 2006
Hampton Wick Gallery solo 2006
Winsor Art Centre solo 2006
Battersea Contemporary Art Fair 2004
Christmas exhibition, Collyer Bristow Gallery 2004
Landmark, Teddington 2004
The Gallery, Yehudi Menuhin School 2004
Islington Art & Design Fair 2004
Fresh Art, Business Design Centre, London 2003
Tangible Art, Portland Place, London 2002
Gomshall Gallery 2001
Bourn Hall, Ewell 2000
Flowering Talent, Frame Centre, Guildford 1999
Cranleigh Art Centre solo 1999
Festival Exhibition, Frame Centre, Guildford 1998 
Guildford House Gallery solo 1998
Showcase Gallery, Bramley solo 1996 & 97
Gomshall Gallery 1995

 

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Currently exhibiting at:

Cloud Gallery, Wothing
No Naked Walls, Bramley & Chertsey
Stark Gallery, Canterbury
Store Street Gallery, London
Speckled Wood Gallery

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