Two Eyes One Soul is a solo show, featuring the artwork of Jo Smoley and hosted by Warehouse Artworks at 222 McDermot Avenue. Opening reception is on First Friday in the Exchange District, September 7th and runs through to September 21st.
Jo will be showing her brushwork paintings which celebrate nature through a contemporary format and her fluid art pieces where she pours paint onto large canvases and wooden circles. Her paintings are hidden treasures to the eye and are strongly influenced by the Chi and spirits she feels around her.
Jo grew up in the Wolseley area into an extremely creative family who taught her everything was possible if you wanted it bad enough. All you have to do is work at it until you get it right and so through classes, networking and perseverance, she is doing just that.
“I believe becoming an artist takes a lifetime,” Jo says. “Along this journey you rediscover and reinvent your technique, always searching for your own personal perfection.”
Her work has found its way into homes across Canada, the USA, Germany and Trinidad. She has artist connections all over the world through social media.
Jo creates a monthly newsletter for LCAG (Local Colour Art Group) to keep their 100+ members informed on the clubs events. She has participated and been involved in the forming of the Artists of East St. Paul Art Tour and creates the brochure and poster for the event. As well, she coordinates an evening, where once a week, artists in the East St. Paul area can paint and share their ideas and knowledge. She is excited to have been juried into Winnipeg’s premier art show, Art Expo, this October 26th – 28th at Assiniboia Downs. Jo sells her art and prints through local art shows, Fine Art America and does commissions regularly. Her web-site which shows a timeline of her artistic journey can be seen at: http://joanne-smoley.pixels.com . You can find her on Instagram @jos__art and on Facebook: Jo Smoley.