“I want to suggest a mystery which paint can suggest by applying layers of texture and colour. I try to suggest a depth and ambiguity where foreground and background mix, some areas are partly revealed. Some blanked out. I hope that the viewer will see something different every time they stand in front of my work” she says. Inspired by Peter Lanyon, Tapies and Porter her paintings are often a reflection of her travels, and although her work is essentially abstract there can be no doubt that it is enriched by the landscape. Having spent many years teaching Art, Jo Jenkins has recently retired and now enjoys life painting full time at her base in Chester, UK.