The Hub of My Life by Jo Van Kampen, Oil on Canvas Board
16 x 12
Oil on Canvas Board
The actual 2019 artists palette of Jo van Kampen, the Hub of My Life is just that! The centre of my world, what all my paintings from the last year were borne out of.
The art would not happen without the oil paint palette, it feeds my dogs and my horses, the very roof over my head. It is the centre of my life!
Vibrant, textured, it echoes of all the magnificent colours of all the past paintings.
Here it is in all its glory.. mounted onto a canvas panel, a deserving work of art in its own right.
Bio: Jo has been a professional Fine Artist for the last 30 years and was brought up in Felixkirk, a tiny village in North Yorkshire just outside Thirsk, known worldwide as the town of famous vet James Herriot. She lives in the English countryside in the North East of England known as Teesdale, a beautiful and remote area, which gives ample inspiration for her paintings. Her private commissioned work is hung all over the world including the European and Norwegian countries, America, Canada, Australia, and Dubai. She constantly has a waiting list of months.
She is well known as a gundog painting specialist.
Jo is the official illustrator for the British Kennel Club and has produced a large contract of around 260+ colour illustrations, of all the current registered breeds of dog. It is being added to all the time! They can be seen at Crufts, in the ‘Discover Dogs’ publications and show and used exclusively on the extensive website on the breed pages. Also they could be seen on last year's Ch5 Cruft's coverage on the cushions on Clair Balding's presenting sofa.
Another element of her work involves Wildlife and bird paintings, which is becoming a bigger part of her portfolio. Also Jo has illustrated a number of dog related published books. Jo loves doing her art, her lifetime study of her work is obvious in every single piece, which are truly beautiful. In almost 2 and a half decades she has never had a single unhappy customer!