Born in New Zealand, Jo Kreyl is a Wellington based artist. She graduated from Wellington Polytechnic in 1991 after completing 3 years of Visual Communication and Design. Since then she has worked in many aspects of illustration, design and fine art. Jo is proficient in a wide variety of media including acrylics, oils, watercolour, resin and sculpture.
In her current work she is drawn to find the beauty in the ordinary or time worn. She is fascinated in the history and detail of the flowers and vases and what may have gone on behind the scenes.
In choosing to paint these everyday objects Jo is elevating them to items of importance and freezing them in time like in a Victorian glass dome. This theme of making objects appear more beautiful than they are (kalopsia) runs throughout her work.