About Jo Bingham
Having enjoyed a successful career in the United Kingdom as an artist and art tutor, Joanne has built her reputation within Australia as an accomplished and experienced artist, workshop facilitator and teacher. She now teaches several classes a week from her studio in Whitfield, and regularly facilitates workshops from Oxlades art shop, The Tanks Art Centre and new in 2024 – from the Tablelands gallery in Atherton. Having also worked in the mental health and disability sectors, she also teaches art to NDIS participants, tailoring their classes to meet their interests and goals.
Joanne won awards for both her watercolour and pen drawings in the Cairns Art Society Annual Awards in 2023, and has had her entries accepted into the 2024 Awards, yet to be finalised.
She began her art career in graphite, watercolours and oil paints, learning through mistakes and successes, honing her skills, trying different brands of paint, brushes and surfaces in order to achieve the most lifelike and realistic portraits that she could. The discovery of the versatility of coloured pencils is a fairly recent and exciting one, and she is still pushing their boundaries with every new picture to find out what they can do. Jo's most recent works are experimental pen drawings, still based in realism, but full of life and colour.
The thread running through each new medium is one of quality and consistency, each one lending itself to new and innovative techniques. Coloured pencils and graphite can be layered, blended and used with other media to produce a wide range of textures – particularly suited to fur and eyes. Pen and ink allows for spontaneity and definition, bringing a contemporary and illustrative finish to pictures. If you are unsure which medium or style you are looking for, take time to browse the gallery on her website and pick out which ones particularly appeal to you.
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