Jo Allen

Jo Allen

Jo is a curator of curios, a photographer and an artist. Her creative inspiration comes from a lifetime of treasure seeking and collecting. For each art piece Jo has a clear vision. Many hours are spent collecting and sourcing the treasures to be used. After collecting all the elements together Jo then meticulously arranges them upon a surface, pulling out objects from the past which wish to be seen once more. Within her art Jo embraces each treasure’s patina, foxing and aging as this is all part of their beauty. Jo loves to work in natural light with its authentic shadows and highlights. This is what makes her art original, unique and in her own very individual style. Jo grew up in a creative home with parents who were artists and who loved collecting antiques. Before Jo could write she could draw and spent magical days by her father’s side as he painted in his studio. As a tiny child Jo’s grandma taught her the art of treasure hunting and of seeing beauty in objects which other people had not noticed at all. Studying and a career in Visual Merchandise taught Jo the art of balance, layout and display which is all important in her art now. This is the key to her unique, confidence flatlay art. Jo lives with her husband and three children in Hertfordshire, in UK. Their home is filled with unique mementoes, curios and collectables to inspire the whole family. Recently Jo has exhibited at Spitalfields in London and had her own solo exhibition at Watford Museum. The Royal Academy of Art has featured one of Jo’s art pieces on their website as she was a winner of their #CornellChallenge. Also her art and her studio were featured on BBC London News and in Period Living Magazine.View Full Bio

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Jo Allen featured on the Royal Academy of Art!

Sep 18 2015

We are delighted to hear that our lovely artist Jo Allen has been chosen as one of the winners for

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