cambridge contemporary art

Jo Oakley

Jo Oakley’s work celebrates her love of the precious objects she has long collected and the time spent looking at the seascape where she lives in East Kent.
The various objects chosen are clearly loved, imbued with significance and when placed in the seascape create a narrative that quiets our noisy world.
The nature that enchants her is evident and she brings glimpses of this to the surface she is working on. Gesso is used first to shape the composition and bring texture without the distraction of colour.
The paint is applied in layers sometimes scratching into or scraping away and this subtle technique is a reflection of the memory itself.

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from .

Two for Joy 

mixed media on canvas

h-28, w-22

£350 framed SOLD

A walk with him

mixed media on canvas

h-29, w-24

£395 framed