I am Jo Walsh, a digital and mixed media artist with a love of dark fantasy, Gothic , surreal art and photography.
I have recently become very interested in the past and present lives and culture of the Indigenous American Peoples and am currently creating a body of work inspired by them. I am researching the history of the First Nations People and the terrible way they have been, and still are treated. I’m also incredibly interested in their belief systems and being one with nature, Mother earth and spirit.
As a consequence of my interest I now have a diploma in the Akashic Records from the International Alliance of Holistic Therapies and am in the process of learning about Spirit Guides.
Other creative influences are my proximity in the UK to the moors of Emily Bronte and the old town of Whitby, where Bram Stoker penned Dracula. I am also fond on artists such as Hieronymus Bosch and Mark Rydon, the fantasy/sci-fi books of China Mieville and Korean horror films
I love to work in all kinds of media such as watercolour, pastels, collage and clay. I have taught myself to use Photoshop and enjoy bringing my art and photography into the programme to create something new and exciting. Much of my Tribal Spirits artwork is created in this way, using using vintage, out of copyright photographs from the late 1800’s. I feel that I am helping to bring these records of past lives back to life and I hope you find something to interest and excite you in my art as much as I have found in creating it.
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