Josie’s paintings are intuitive responses to the natural environment, inspired by the vastness and wonder of the natural world.
The works are saturated with colour and vitality, reflecting her response to light, atmosphere and topography. Painting and sketching en plein air is a vital part of her practice, enabling her to react to the landscape, playing with loose, immediate brush marks.
Experimenting with a variety of media including oils, inks and pigments, with many large scale paintings as a result are part of the enjoyment of the creative process. Josie's physical movements creating large expansive works are an expression of the energy she feels within the landscape.
Josie graduated with a degree in Fine Art from Norwich University of the Arts in 2012. Her studio is based in Cholsey, South Oxfordshire, UK. She is also an associate member of Ayres House Studios in Wallingford.
Previous shows include the Royal Watercolour Society Open (Cotswolds Mount Prize 2023), the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize, and the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition.