Semi-Abstract Contemporary Art Works

My story

Jo became a full time artist after attaining her diploma from Artists University Network USA in 2015 and also completed several online programmes.

In 2019 Jo was filmed by "COLOUR IN YOUR LIFE AUSTRALIA" for world wide distribution on YouTube and ARTS channels.

This led to representation by galleries in both London and USA as well as local NZ  galleries showing her work.

Jo uses acrylics and mixed media plus techniques including translucency glazing and texture. This draws the viewer to experience their own unique interpretation of her work.

I still continue the learning process. New techniques, colour mixing, glazing, layering, and so much more, all come into the creation of a new painting.

The journey continues.

My true happiness is in being an artist.

Jo Rankin - Artist.  


Qualifications and achievements

I have my qualification in abstraction from Artists University Network USA, have won many awards, had solo exhibitions and shown my work around New Zealand. I am a member of THE ART TO LIFE CREATIVE VISIONARY WORLD WIDE PROGRAMME and also MoMA MUSEUM and GALLERY NEW YORK abstraction diploma. I am represented by several galleries and am privileged to have been chosen by HANSFORD and SONS FINE ART UK on their Emerging Artists Platform.

I have sold my paintings throughout New Zealand and overseas. I have painted commission works for valued clients and work as a full-time artist.

Happiness is - Being an Artist

Jo Rankin, Artist

Acrylic painting techniques and tutorial

In March 2019 I was invited to be filmed by the Australian artist and business man Graeme Stevenson for his "COLOUR IN YOUR LIFE" series. This film, showing my techniques and painting a canvas, has been released on YOU TUBE and various other media platforms. It has also been sold to TV stations (ART CHANNEL) in 14 countries around the world. In the short space of 3 months I had over 26,000 views on YOU TUBE for my episode.


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