PEMBROKESHIRE artist Jo Kimpton returns to The Cloister’s Gallery in St David’s Cathedral to exhibit her new paintings gathered over the last twelve months.

The majority of this collection has not been seen before and offers a chance to view Jo’s developing style.

The exhibition will nevertheless include Jo’s characteristic oil painted seascapes. The light and reflective moods caught in these paintings uplift the soul and relax the mind. Jo has a skill that seems to allow clouds to continue moving long after the paint has dried.

In strong contrast the exhibition will include fresh distinctive work unashamedly illustrative capturing narrative in bright colour. Ideas for these paintings started when Jo explored the highly rated work of Pierre Diamantopoulo. His contemporary style able to create nobility and humour, stillness and dynamic movement appealed immensely inspiring Jo to explore new thought patterns. Her creative approach produced intriguing images influenced by story, poetry and travel.

Jo continues to offer tuition on colour and drawing skills. She also runs life drawing at her studio in St. Brides. A more idyllic environment would be hard to find. The studio is in part of Cliff Cottage, a cottage that lies just above the beach enveloped in a sense of peace and tranquillity found in the ancient building, once believed to have been a chapel and in Jo’s calm approach to inspiring others to find their artistic voice.

The exhibition runs until May 5 and you are warmly invited to meet the artist who will be there on most days.

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