In February 2016 Jonathan Cooper held its first joint show of new paintings by Jo Oakley and pottery by Jacqueline Leighton Boyce. Both artists share a love of landscape, the natural world, and the memories that ceramics can hold.
Jo Oakley’s paintings celebrate the domestic world of the home, and the objects that are used and cherished within it. They often feature the motif of a scene viewed through a window, recalling her memory of watching the ebb and flow of the River Thames from the window of her childhood home in Greenwich, London.
Ceramicist Jacqueline Leighton Boyce lives and works in Exmoor, drawing inspiration from the landscape which surrounds her. This new body of work focuses particularly on the fragility and beauty of nature, seeking to respect and highlight the delicate balance of the natural world.