Jo Chance’s work does not easily fit into definable categories, as her interests cover a wide range of subjects: atmospheric cityscapes, figurative work, abstracted landscapes…..
She is currently painting the landscape and how it makes her feel. These recent works are an attempt to express the intense, experience of being in the raw landscape – the sea, the wind, rain, light, – and capturing its essence through memory and feeling. The images are full of evidence of reduction and accretion, as she physically works the surface.
Previous work (to be seen in her archive page) focusses on landscapes which sit between representation and abstraction. Working mainly in acrylics, but also fusing different media such as, dutch gold leaf she becomes an alchemist. Natural organic processes of oxidation and patination are gently controlled to develop synthesis, which resonates with a quietly contemplative spirituality
Subtle chalk pastels, using delicate shifts of colour, are used to create calm, ethereal cities at dusk.