Wild Boy by Jo Van Kampen, Oils and 3D Outliner on Canvas
14 x 14
Oils and 3D Outliner on Canvas
A subtle, gentle, abstract yet anatomically realistic study of a mustang stallion, painted with a limited palette if just a few warm earthy tones. Does the stallion grow out the ground he walks on? Where does the ground and stallion become one?
Big warm sky, with silver cloud outlines.
A wild yet friendly feel to this canvas.
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!