About Jo Dunn

painter | animator

View from Pasture Lane, LS7

View from Pasture Lane, Chapel Allerton, LeedsMy new view walking home, looking across Chapel Allerton Park. I moved across the border to Leeds 7 a few weeks ago. The house is on a very steep hill but so far I’ve only fallen over once. There are lots of dogs and cats here.

 

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In the bleak mid-winter

The bleak mid-winter, a watercolour painting by Jo DunnIn the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made moan ;
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone ;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow ;
In the bleak mid-winter
Long ago…

From the poem ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Christina Rossetti, published in 1872.

Christina Rossetti

 

Willow Tree, Chapel Allerton

Willow Tree, Chapel Allerton, Leeds 7It’s dark at 4 o’clock.
The willow tree is adorned with fairy lights
for the festive season.
Cars and people are on the move and
I’m drawing in a doorway.

Public toilets, Bramhope, Leeds

Public toilets, Bramhope - pencil drawing by Jo Dunn 2017Today is World Toilet Day, a UN initiative to highlight the global sanitation crisis. Over 4.5 billion people around the world live without a household toilet that safely disposes of their waste. The consequences for health and child survival are severe.

These public toilets are in Bramhope, Leeds.

Data from the Great British Public Toilet Analysis indicates there are about 9000 public toilets left in the UK. Find your nearest convenience at The Great British Public Toilet Map.

See also:
Public Toilets, Woodhouse Moor
Public Toilets, New Brighton

 

View from the Drone

View from the drone painting by Jo Dunn 2017
Leeds – like I’ve never seen it before!

The trees in the foreground are along the edge of Soldier’s Field, Roundhay Park. On the far right, you might just make out the Parkinson Building.

Painting outdoors again

24th May 2017 by Jo DunnThese paintings are from 3 weeks ago, the first time I painted outdoors this year. I worked alongside friend and colleague, Michael Daly. He asked me to use his paints, brushes and preparation techniques, which are all different to mine. I’m very happy with the results.

24th May 2017 ii by Jo DunnAnd thanks to David, for his kindness and hospitality in allowing us to splash and daub in his lovely garden.

David's garden in Roundhay