About Jo Dunn

painter | animator

View from the M56, Helsby Hill

A painting from memory.
Helsby Hill overlooks Frodsham Marshes and the River Mersey. Welsh hills in the distance.

Daffodils

painting of daffodilspainting of daffodilsSpring is on the way, thankfully, and the daffodils are blooming.
I painted these ones a couple of weeks ago.
The daffodil is the national flower of Wales, and today is Saint David’s Day.
Saint David is the patron saint of Wales.

photograph of stained glass window depicting Saint David

 

 

Shibden Valley, Looking South

Shibden Valley, Looking Souyh I, a watercolour painting by Jo Dunn, 2021
Shibden Valley, Looking South II, a watercolour painting by Jo Dunn, 2021
The footpath heading south from Corporal Lane, Queensbury, BD13.
Shibden was formerly spelt Schepedene – the sheep vale.
It’s high up and my brother lives nearby. We joke about how it’s always 10° colder there than in Leeds – even though he’s only 20 miles away…

 

 

Snow and No School

Friday Afternoon, Snow and No School. The watercolour painting shows a park on slope in the snow and people out playing, talking and sledging. January 2021

Despite the ongoing difficulties, people of various ages have
been out enjoying the snow.
Or in my case, watching people of various ages enjoying the snow…
This was last Friday afternoon, in Chapel Allerton Park, LS7.
And it was a beautiful day.

 

 

Still Life with Witch Hazel

Still Life with Witch Hazel IV - watercolour painting by Jo Dunn Still Life with Witch Hazel III - watercolour painting by Jo DunnNew paintings for a new year…
Witch hazel is said to have various healing properties – something
we could all do with right now.

 

 

After Mystic Nativity

After Mystic Nativity, Botticelli 1500 - painting by Jo Dunn, 2020, to celebrate this Christmas, after a really bad coronavirus yearAfter ‘Mystic Nativity‘, a painting from 1500 by Sandro Botticelli.
The Mystic Nativity is said to depict the end of the world, even though the main theme is one of peace. Happy Christmas, one and all. 

Mystic Nativity - a painting by Sandro Botticelli, from 1500AD