Jo Gill

Jo is a textiles artist and screen printer. Her work explores the natural and imperfect beauty of her local countryside. She creates hand- made fabrics, watercolour paintings and screen printed t-shirts using her own hand drawn imagery. Her last collection of work was inspired by flowers and mushrooms. She enjoys being inspired by her natural surroundings and regularly walks on the South Downslink trail and in Leechpool & Owlbeech Woods in Horsham, West Sussex.

Jo studied screen printed textiles at the University for the Creative Arts, in Farnham, Surrey. Her undergrade portfolio shows an array of colourful lino prints, hand dyed fabrics, screen prints and illustrations inspired by corals and sea creatures. Since graduating in 2018, she has worked at 3rd Rail Print Space, London. This is where she trained to be a studio technician. During her time there she assisted on paper printing & fabric printing workshops and introduced clients to the print studio and specialist equipment. Jo, now works as a production screen printer for Stitch in Burgess Hill. Since working at Stitch, Jo has learnt how to operate a semi – automatic screen printing carousel to print tote bags, tshirts, hoodies and joggers. She can also use Pantone colour mixing systems to mix and print any colour, a customer requires.

Jo enjoys drawing in an abstract and high detailed manner. She uses lots of expressive & colourful marks in her illustrations, to convey the natural beauty she see’s in everyday surroundings, which others easily overlook. Those who are acquainted with her work, often describe her pieces as unique, a hint of aboriginal style and colourful.

Currently, Jo is happy to take commissions and is interested in collaborating with other artists.

Email: joannagill87@yahoo.com

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