Manning Valley artist, Jo Ernst is holding the official opening of her ‘New Works’ exhibit in the Gloucester Gallery on Saturday, November 11.
Jo is a professional artist formerly from the Blue Mountains, now based in Mooral Creek and has been involved in the arts all of her working life.
This body of work is a culmination of drawings and paintings executed over the last two years; characteristically, nudes form a dominant part of the collection. Other works deal with themes that are close to Jo’s heart including, water, music and the night.
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She completed a Dress Design Course at East Sydney Technical College before working as a couturier Designer. This was overlapped by studies in fine art - in France with Ted Seth Jacobs, a tutor from the Art Student's League, New York and a further three years at Paddington Art School with Stephen Wesley Gorton - leading to a later career as a visual artist and teacher. She has now been teaching, exhibiting and selling her work for 25 years.
‘New Works’ runs from Thursday, November 9 until Sunday, December 3, plus Jo will be offering workshops; Life Drawing on Tuesday, November 14 and Portraiture on Tuesday, November 28.
The official opening will be on Saturday, November 11 from 2pm until 4pm with Spanish guitarist, Quentin Arnold.
To book in for the workshop visit Gloucester Health Foods or call 0425 203 877.