The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.Neil Gaiman
I’m Jo Bund, a printmaker and mixed media collage artist. I currently live near the Thames Estuary on the east coast of Essex, UK, and work in my home studio.
Art has always been part of my life; I loved art at school and I would always be drawing in my spare time. At college I completed an Art Foundation course; gained a 2:1 degree in Printed Textiles at University of East London; and later gained an MA in Digital Media & Cultural Studies. I have been a Graphic Designer for over 20 years and now run my own design business, Equilibrium Creative, with my husband.
In 2015 I decided to return to my passion for art. I attended a local Creative Journal course and began working in A5 sketchbooks – sometimes concertina, sometimes handmade.
In 2017, a small group of artists formed a sketchbook collective, called SEVEN. Meeting regularly we work on collaborative projects including sketchbooks and altered books. We have exhibited locally, including the Leigh Art Trail, and run creative workshops.
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Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.Pablo Picasso
Below is a selection of pages from my sketchbooks and altered books.