Jo Bansall (b1965) is from Bristol, UK. In her early 40’s she decided that she wanted to learn to draw professionally from life, so she started a classical training in drawing and oil painting. She completed diplomas that taught construction, based on the method of the Renaissance masters, at the Drawing Academy (The Animation Workshop), Denmark and sight-size, based on the classical-realist tradition of the 19th century French atelier, at the Florence Academy of Art, Italy, covering a period of nearly four years as a full-time student.
"I value the skills that I learnt at these two very different schools however I have also learnt that what makes a painting profoundly touch the viewer and the reason why a painter paints is not just about technique, it goes beyond that. In my paintings I wish to push boundaries and feel I can do that more honestly by working on my own self-studies"—Jo
RWA 166 Annual Open Exhibition
Queen's Road, Bristol, 07 October - 25 November 2018
Prilic (PRIvate and PubLIC)
Hotwells Public Baths, Jacob’s Wells Road, Bristol, December 2017
The South West Academy Open Exhibition
Exeter Castle, September 2016
New Artist Fair
The Old Truman Brewery, London September 2016
Solo exhibition, Bristol July 2016
Art Competition and Exhibition 2016 at the Broadway Arts Festival
Cotswolds, June 2016
Visit Jo's website The Flying Plum where she encourages people to try oil painting
If you are interested in finding out whether a painting is for sale and it's price you can find the landscapes, still lifes and more at LumiArts.