Every child is born to be an artist, and like most children Jo had passion for painting. But when she was diagnosed with a rare muscle disease in 1995 at the age of 6, that passion became her best friend. Spending time in and out hospital and being too unwell to play with the other kids, drawing and painting became her entertainment.
Jo has displayed and sold work through Martins gallery, Graydon Gallery, local coffee shops, and annual local art shows.
In 2012 Jo won the People’s Choices Award through the Wesley Mission AFTM exhibition. And also won a Special Artistic Merit Award through the Everylife Art contest USA in 2012 and 2014.