I am a fully qualified tutor mainly teaching from my own premises in Derbyshire where i have a gallery overlooking the canal in the grounds of Moira Furnace Museum. Here, i teach watercolour classes and drawing classes on a daily basis. I also teach on a private basis for art groups, W.I. meetings and corporate events (recently worked for Adidas on an art campaign and regularly work with Pulmonary Hypertension Association UK). I also teach full day workshops throughout the Country at beautiful locations with only fully qualified artists and tutors who can give professional advise and guidance. These run fortnightly on a range of topics and in different media. I recently completed a series of mosaics situated in the reading gardens at Markfield library and Newbold Verdon and now teach classes in this new and exciting medium. Something else i am enjoying at the moment, is teaching classes on how to make 99.9% silver jewellery including the keepsake fingerprints. Also a professional muralist having completed many hand painted wall murals in children's bedrooms, playrooms and nurserys, i have just set up a new website for this side of my business entitled 'Minky Murals by Jo Allsopp please visit the site for more detailed information. My most recent commission was the complete renovation of a carved village sign for Measham Parish Council. I now organize painting trips to Nice where the first trip is to be in April 2013.
Jo Allsopp was born in Chirk, North Wales in 1970. Having had a keen interest in art for most of her life, she decided to take it up as a career. She has now successfully illustrated the book 'My Nana is an Alien' in collaboration with her aunt Diane Whitley. For this, they received a special emphasis award for bringing awareness to the disease Pulmonary Hypertension. The book has now received national media broadcasts, and is now out in the form of a speaking book. Jo has also received many commissions for businesses - painted wall murals were completed for Sure Start, Barney's, Jungle Madness and Swingboat nursery. Her murals are completed to a high standard of character/scenes which can be painted on one wall, a whole room, furniture or an outdoor space. More detailed information on the murals can be found on www.minkymuralsbyjoallsopp.co.uk. If you require a muralist for a project, then please give Jo a call where she can offer a free consultation and advice. She also organizes childen's parties with a difference which have proved very successful and you can find more details on www.sablestudiogallery.co.uk. She has also designed logos for local businesses and designed a Christmas card for the Company Ember Regis along with a logo for Warwickshire Video. Most recent projects include; wall murals for Sure start Ibstock and Measham and 6 outdoor mosaics for Newbold Verdon Reading Garden and one for Markfield Reading Garden. A fully qualified Tutor, Jo occasionally works for Leicestershire County Council and has taught hundreds of students for many years. She now owns her own Art Gallery at Moira furnace in Derbyshire where regular watercolour painting classes and workshops take place. Jo now has a sister business called Sliksilver where beautiful, quality hand made pure silver jewellery is made on site where keepsake fingerprint jewellery is also a speciality. Please visit www.sliksilver.co.uk for more information. Online shops are now live on Sable Studio Gallery, Sliksilver, Mink Murals and Etsy.
My work can be seen at www.sablestudiogallery.co.uk throughout the year and at Sable Studio Gallery & Art Academy, Unit 3, Moira Furnace, Furnace Lane, Swadlincote, Derbys DE12 6AT. See also success stories at London Art College.
Received a special Emphasis award for illustrating the book 'My Nana is an Alien' which was written by the author Diane Whitley. The book was produced for the charity Pulmonary Hypertension Association UK and all proceeds go to the charity. Lots of money has already been raised for the pha as a result. You can buy the book on www.pha-uk.com or www.amazonbooks.co.uk or www.dianewhitley.com or read more about Jo and the book on www.londonartcollege.co.uk (success stories)
Acrylic Inks, Acrylics, Collage, Coloured Pencil, Drawing, Gouache, Mixed Media, Mosaic, Pastels, Pen & Ink, Pen And Wash, Pencil/Charcoal, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil
Abstract, Animals, Buildings, Cartoons, Colour Mixing, Copyright, Decorative Art, Figure, Flowers And Gardens, Illustration, Impressionism, Landscape, Life Drawing, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Seascapes and Water, Skies, Still Life, Surrealism, Townscapes, Trees and Foliage, Waterways and Canals, Wild Flowers, Wildlife