Jo Pickering is a British artist born in Middlesbrough in the North east of England. She graduated from Duncan Of Jordanstone School of Art in Dundee in 1990. She likes to experiment with painting, but always returns to a realist style based on strong images of the everyday.
Jo is currently Head of Art at a Stockton secondary school and has enjoyed teaching teenagers for 30 years. She also teaches a weekly adults’ portrait painting class at The Bridge in Darlington, as well as a host of painting workshops across the North East. As well as exhibiting her work widely in the local area, Jo has also shown her work in The Mall Galleries in London. She has also begun writing articles for The Artist magazine.