Jo MorreyPencil commissions, originals, limited edition prints & greetings cards
Born and bred in Romiley, between the stunning Derbyshire hills and the rolling Cheshire plains, Joâs passion for horses and drawing began as far back as she can remember and has never waivered. Spending her childhood working for pony rides she progressed to teaching in the UK and the USA building on her equine knowledge and appreciation of horses.
âThe inspiration for my drawings stems from my lifelong love affair with horses including many years competing and drag hunting locally. I feel very humbled by the beauty and serenity of horses and the humility and unquestioning love of all animals around us in our busy world, therefore as testament to their nobility I try to capture a glimpse of theirÂ beauty and character in my drawings.â
Joâs preferred medium is pencil using intricate detail to portray texture, light and shadow paying particular attention to an individualâs character.
âBy using pencil as a medium I am able to emphasize the subjectâs character, expression and texture in a very honest, subtle yet beautiful form without the distraction of colour.â
Jo gained a BA Hons Degree and has pursued a creative career in graphic design whilst continuing to produce artwork and commissions for more than twenty years. She is a member of several art societies including the Society of Equestrian Artists and is in demand for her commissions, which are housed across the UK and abroad. Jo occasionally exhibits her work and enjoys attending country shows with her artwork.
âI am always delighted to discuss any commission requests, please see the helpful information offered on my commissions page for further details and allow plenty of time if you have a particular date in mind as each piece is very much an individual work of art. A selection of my original artwork and commissions are displayed in these galleries and a small selection of limited edition prints, plus greetings cards are available to purchase.â