Living in Buckinghamshire, Jos Haigh is a scientist by profession who has turned self-taught artist.
History and Background
A scientist by profession, Jos Haigh first started to paint as decoration for her 10-year-old son’s bedroom. She created a series of pictures of dragons for children before deciding to marry her art with her love of gardening. She says: "I enjoy experimenting with unconventional combinations and creating the unexpected. I believe all colours go together.” Working mainly in acrylics on canvas, her semi abstract floral works are imbued with colour and light.
In 2015, Jos submitted her work to IN:SIGHT - our nationwide call for emerging artists – and went on to exhibit her work in the Summer Exhibition held at the ICC, where it proved popular with collectors. Her original works are now available to buy at various Castle Galleries across the country and online.
Ideas and Inspirations
Jos Haigh is entirely self-taught, taking inspiration from a range of artists from Van Gogh to contemporary artist Georgia O’Keefe.
She says: “I have not had any formal art school training but I have always sketched, coloured and painted ever since I can remember. I’m all about flowers. Blazing colours of big beautiful blooms that are both dreamy and luscious. I like working in acrylic because it allows me to use strong colours with texture to add depth and vitality to my art.”