Jo Dyer is an artist born in Port Fairy, VIC who grew up in Newcastle on the NSW coast, and is now based in Melbourne.
As a child, Jo spent a lot of time in the garden, observing plants and insects. She cites these formative years as a major influence on the type of work she creates, her inspiration largely drawn from the intricate, textural and often transient details found in the natural world.
Jo’s affiliation with plants took on new significance after the death of her father. At this time she felt an overwhelming desire to connect more consciously to the natural world, so she started gardening and creating artwork within her garden as a response to this.
The value of art making and gardening as both therapeutic and affirmative processes continues to inspire Jo’s work. She hopes that viewing her work evokes some of the magic found in observing the macro detail of plants.