Joyous energy, vibrant color and powerful imagery are hallmarks of Jo Thompson's work. She has exhibited widely in the U.S. and is represented in numerous private and public collections.
Jo earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts, from Illinois Wesleyan University, traveled to England, France, and Spain for further art studies including graduate work in Art History at the University of Arizona. Jo continued her education to become a credentialed teacher, has a Master's in Education specializing in Instructional Technology, and she has taught both art and technology in public schools K-12 and at the college level.
Her career as a painter, print maker,and pastelist has taken her from St. Louis, to Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Diego, and most recently Bisbee, AZ. She has owned several galleries, and opened her studio to offer art classes for both adults and children. Jo has recently returned home to Southern California and is busy creating new artwork.