"Spending hours surrounded by nature from an early age, a connection with the natural world has stayed with me throughout my life. Discovering photography at Art College, it soon became the medium that helped express my fascination with all things that grow. I am usually attracted to details, things that are often overlooked, and irregularities I find intriguing. I hope that the viewer will see familiar things in a new way when they look at my photographs."
"The print is paramount to me, achieving accurate colour and subtle tones to bring out all the detail. I prefer to shoot on film and hand print my own work in my darkroom, but I do shoot more digitally these days. It is essential to me to maintain a level of quality in prints from digital capture. It took a few years to perfect, but I am now happy with traditional prints made from digital capture and a traditional photograph will last at least 75years!!"
After studying Art and Photography at Bournville College of Art from '89 - '93, Jo went on to graduate from Staffordshire University in '96 with a BA(hons)Design:Photography. Assisting commercial photographers and exhibiting her own work until '98, when she took a job at Kodak Professional for a year as a customer care rep. Still exhibiting her own work during this time she was driven to go solo, and started life as a photographer and returning to lecturing in '99.
Jo has exhibited all over Britain, including an installation of her images in The Waterlily House at Kew Gardens in 2002. Later that year her images were awarded a Silver-Gilt medal at the RHS London Flower Show. From 1997 - 2004 Jo lectured at Staffordshire University, UCE in Birmingham and Worcester College of Art, teaching photography and digital imaging on National Diploma and Degree Courses. Jo has been teaching at Crieff Learning Centre as part of Perth College since 2005. She has been running Photography Workshops since 2001, this involves tuition while walking in the countryside, helping enthusiasts improve their photographic skills, with hands on advice. New One Day Sunday Workshops specialising in Close Up Photography and Landscape Photography are now running and One to One sessions also available, see Workshops for more details.
Jo specialises in photographs of the natural world. On many occasions her images have been mistaken for paintings due to the painterly qualities of her photographic style. Her images captured on film are hand printed in her darkroom, both B&W and Colour. Digitally captured images are printed in the same way using the traditional light sensitive process and a professional lab. Her hand printed photographs are on sale in Galleries, shops & various Craft Fairs, and annually as part of Perthshire Open Studios. She has exhibited at Perth Museum and Art Gallery, The Bield at Blackruthven, Kew Gardens and many more places see events and exhibitions below for more details.
Commercial use of images on a variety of literature including brochures, leaflets, show guides, loo roll ! & in magazines and on websites. Jo was featured in the BJP 21.05.2003 issue. A large installation of 'Strathearn' at Crieff Visitor Centre's restaurant 30ft x 11ft situated behind the serving counter and several large framed B&W images of the local area. Her images are in the executive suites at Crieff Hydro Hotel. Commercial work is captured digitally and includes small product shots to buildings, jewellery, ceramics, artwork, interiors & exteriors. Flowerphotos slide library have had selection of Jo's work since 1998 and The Big Art Company produce her images on Canvas.
Jo offers a Film Processing and printing from Negative service click here for prices, also image Restoration and Repair click here to see examples.
Galleries ~ currently stocking Jo's hand printed photographs:
The Ruthven Gallery, 136a High St, Auchterarder ~ showing a small selection of prints. This is a new gallery which also offers framing service and has regular exhibitions.
Shops ~ stocking a selection of prints and products
Comrie Post Office, Comrie ~ selection of new cards for sale and display of Prints, Coasters and Notebooks.
Red Squirrel Cafe ~ showing a selection of mounted & framed prints, new Coasters and cards.
J L Gill, Crieff ~ selection of cards
Lagom Felt Studio, Crieff. East High St, selection of Coasters, Notebooks & Cards
Comrie Croft ~ selection of Prints, Coasters, Notebooks & Cards
Crieff Visitor Centre ~ showing a selection of Prints in Restaurant, Large Scale Installation in Restaurant click here
Crieff Hydro ~ Jo's images in newly refurbished executive suites. A selection of hand printed images of Crieff's local scenery and flowers & foliage.... to see some click here
4th November ~ PADS Coffee Morning, new Scone Church Hall, Saturday 10 - 12 Noon
11th November ~ Comrie Christmas Fayre, The White Church, Saturday 10 - 4pm
25th November ~ Morrisons Acadamy Christmas Fayre, Crieff, Saturday 1- 4pm
26th November ~ Something Different For Christmas, Dunning Village Hall, Sunday 11.30 - 4.30pm
Print Viewings by appointment or at your home in Crieff & Comrie Area
If you are looking for something specific please get in touch
By appointment - 01764 670247 ~ Viewings of studio and darkroom.
Gift Vouchers Available for workshop or prints.
To chat to Jo about workshops call 01764 670247. One to One workshops tailored to suit you, helping you get to know your camera. From £90 for a half day ~ £150 for full day.
2017 ~ 2nd - 11th Sept 2017 Perthshire Open Studios, Green Route, Venue107 more info
2017 - 13th May - 4th June ~ 'In the Garden with Friends 2' at The Bield at Blackruthven, Nr Perth. Showing a selection of new images of 'Tenacious Trees' as part of the exhibition. more info click here
2017 ~ 24th March - 7 th July. John Smith Art Gallery Cafe, Exhibiting images commissioned by Stirling City Heritage Trust of John Allan's Buildings more info
2016 ~ 27th November ~ Something Different for Christmas ~ at Dunning Village Hall ~ Sunday 11.30 - 4.30pm
2016 ~ 12th November ~ Comrie Christmas Fayre at The White Church, Comrie ~ Saturday 10- 4pm
2016 ~ 29th & 30th October ~ Open 9 am - 6pm Sat & 10am - 5pm Sun ~ The Crafters Roadshow at The Thistles Centre Stirling ~ outside Boots
2016 ~ 7th - 11th September ~ Perthshire Open Studios ~ Venue 104 Green Route ~ Open Wed - Fri 2 - 5pm, Sat & Sun 12 - 5pm click here for details
2016 ~ 2nd - 4th September ~ Dundee Flower & Food Festival ~ exhibiting in Life Style Marquee open 10 - 5.30pm
2016 ~ Creiff Arts Festival ~ 19th - 21st August ~ exhibiting in Strang & McLagan window
2016 ~ Craft Fair above Tourist Info in Crieff ~ 5th - 13th August ~ Open Fri, Sat, Mon, Tues ONLY 10 - 4.30pm
2015 ~ Sat 5th December ~ Winter Fayre, Madderty Village Hall. 10 - 12 noon
2015 ~ Sun 29th November ~ Something Different for Christmas ~ (Dunning Fair) This year only at Forteviot Village Hall ~ 11.30 - 4.30pm
2015 ~ Sat 21st November ~ 1pm - 4pm ~ Morrisons Acadamey Christmas Fair
2015 ~ Sat 14th November ~ 10 - 4pm~ Comrie White Church ~ Christmas Fair
2015 ~ ~ Sat 24th October ~ 10 - 12 noon ~ PADS Coffee Morning, Scone Old Church Hall
2015 ~ 16th - 18th October & 23rd - 25th October ~ Abernethy Annual Art Exhibition, Abernethy Museum 11am- 5pm
2015 ~ 19th - Sat 26th September ~ Craft Fair over Tourist Info Crieff ~open daily ~ 10 - 4pm ~
2015 ~ 5th - 13th Sept ~ Perthshire Open Studios ......Venue 107...Green Route..more info Open Weekends and Friday 11th
2014 ~ Sat 6th December ~ Madderty Christmas Fayre ~ Madderty Village Hall ~ 10 - 12 noon
2014 ~ Sun 23rd November ~ Dunning Christmas Fair ~ Dunning Village Hall ~ 11.30 - 4.30pm
2014 ~ Sat 15th November ~ Comrie Craft Fayre ~ Comrie White Church 10 - 4pm
2014 ~ Sat 11th October ~ Tryst Market Crieff, St James Square 10 - 4pm
2014 ~ Perthshire Open Studios 6th - 14th September ~ Venue 96
2014 ~ 30th May - 1st June ~ Forteviot Art & Craft Fair, Forteviot Village Hall ~open daily 10am - 4pm ~ including a Royal Visit!
2014 ~ 5th - 26th April - 'In the Garden with Friends' exhibition at The Bield at Blackruthven, Opening times 10 - 5pm daily, Closed Monday
2013 ~ 14th December ~ Crieff Christmas Market ~ 10am - 4pm, James Square..... Rained off at 1.30pm!
2013 ~ 7th December ~ Madderty Winter Fair ~ Madderty Village Hall ~ 10am - 12 noon
2013 ~ 30th November ~ Morrisons Academy Christmas Fayre, Crieff ~ 2pm - 4.30pm
2013 ~ Sun 17th November ~ Dunning Craft Fair 11.30 - 4.30pm in Village Hall
2013 ~ Sat 16th November ~ Comrie Craft Fayre ~ Comrie White Church 10 - 4pm
2013 ~ 12th October ~ Crieff Market Drovers Tryst ~ 10am - 4pm, James Square
2013 ~ 4th October ~ 16th November ~ Outlook Strathearn Exhibition ~ Strathearn Arts Space
2013 ~ 7 - 15th September ~Perthshire Open Studios, Venue 83 click for more info
2013 ~ 24th & 25th August ~ Crieff High Street Exhibition, location Strang & McLagan window for 2 weeks
2013 ~ Sat 10th August ~ Crieff Country Market 10 - 4pm, James Square
2013 ~ Sunday 4th August ~ Drummond Castle Gardens Charity Open Day from 1pm - 4.30pm
2013 ~ 11 th May Crieff Market ~ 10 -4pm, James Square.
2013 ~ 4th May - Sat 11th May ~ Exhibiting above Tourist Infomation Crieff. Open daily 10 - 4pm.
2012 9th December ~Crieff Christmas Market ~ Sat 10 -4pm
2012 1st December: Madderty Winter Fair ~ Madderty Village Hall ~ 10 - 12 noon
& Christmas Fayre @ Morrisons Academy, Crieff ~ 2 - 4.30pm
2012 29th November - 1st December ~ Arts&Crafts @ Crieff Tourist Info, open daily 10am - 4pm
2012 25th November ~ Royal George Hotel, Rotary Craft Fair, Tay St Perth. 10.30am - 4.30pm
2012 Saturday 17th November ~Comrie Craft Fair ~ White Church Comrie ~ 10 - 4pm
2012 Sunday 18th November ~ Dunning Craft Fair~ Village Hall Dunning ~ 11.30 - 4pm
2012 21st - 28th July Arts&Crafts @ Crieff Tourist Info , open daily 10 - 4
2012 ~ 1st - 9th September ~ Perthshire Open Studios ~ come and visit my studio and darkroom. I will be exhibiting images taken retracing a 200yr old book of Etchings of Scotland, showing then & now, concentrating on the Perthshire area. Open daily 10 - 5 ~ CLOSED Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
2012 ~11th AugustCrieff Market ~, James Square, Crieff 10am - 4pm
2011 Winter Light Festival ~ 3 & 4th December, Comrie Croft, Noon - 6pm
2011 Dunning Craft Fair ~ Sunday 13th November, Dunning Village Hall 11.30am - 4.30pm Something different for Christmas.
2011 ~ 3rd - 11th Sept ~ Perthshire Open Studios ~ come and visit my studio and darkroom and see my full range of images. For more information visit: www.perthshireopenstudios.com ~ I am number 77 on Plum route or look for me by surname - Cound.
2011 Mon 15th - 21st August ~ Edinburgh West End Fair ~ Upper Terrace. Open daily 11am - 6pm
2011 Crieff Market ~ Sat 14th May, 14th August, 8th October & 10th December......James Square, Crieff 10am - 4pm
2011 5 February - 30 April, Perth Museum & Art Gallery ~ 'Hide & Seek' ~ Images of nature by Perth & Kinross Photographs, Gallery 3
2010 11 December Saturday ~ Crieff Christmas Market ~ James Square, Crieff ~ 9.30am - 4pm
2010 10 December Friday ~ The Ultimate Christmas Shopping Experience, Lands of Loyal Country House Hotel, Alyth.... 10am - 5pm. light refreshments & free draw
2010 4 December Saturday ~ Madderty Winter Fair, New Village Hall, Madderty, 10.30am - 1pm
2010 26 & 27 November, Friday & Saturday ~ Open Studio ~ 10am - 5pm ~ come and visit my studio and darkroom, see full range of images, new Calendar & Notebooks....
2010 20 November Saturday ~ Craft Fair, The Tryst, Church Road, Pitlochry. Open 10am - 4pm
2010 25 October - 5 November ~ Autumn Arts & Crafts Exhibition ~ The Atholl Centre, Atholl Road, Pitlochry. Open: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sunday 2pm - 6pm showing selection of prints, Calendar & Notebooks.
2010 23 October ~ Abernethy Annual Craft Market ~ Williamson Hall, Abernethy. 10am - 4pm
2010 11 - 19 September ~ Perthshire Open Studios ~ come and visit my studio and darkroom and see my full range of images. For more information visit: www.perthshireopenstudios.com ~ I am number 72 or look for me by surname - Cound.
2010 4&5 September ~ Scottish Nature Photography Fair, Scottish Natural Heritage, Battleby Centre, Redgorton, Perth, Exhibition of large scale images in the Gallery Space surrounding the auditorium Running until end of December
2010 10th May - end of September ~ Exhibition of Rare Alpines, Moss & Fungi ~ Glen Doll Ranger Base ~ Open Daily
2010 6th August ~ 5.30pm - 10.30pm Gala in the Gardens, Drummond Castle Gardens. For more info click here
2010 ~ 26th July - 14th August ~ Pitlochry Gallery ~ The Atholl Centre, Atholl Road, Pitlochry. Open: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sunday 2pm - 6pm Showing a selection of local and Scottish Landscapes, fungi and flora. I will be attending on Saturday 14th 10 - 12.30. For more information click here
2010 2nd, 3rd & 4th July ~ Scone Game Fair, Scone, Perthshire ~ open daily 9am - 6pm
2010 March onwards Cafe Central, High Street Crieff. Exhibition of large scale images, click here for more info
2010 2nd May~ Comrie Croft Art & Crafts Fair
18th Dec 09 - Feb 2010 ~ an exhibition including moss, lichen and fungi at Vane Farm RSPB Visitor Centre, Loch Leven, Nr Kinross.
2009 15th December ~ HSBC Perth, curating of exhibiton. evening event Norrie Miller Suite, Perth Concert Hall
2009 Crieff Markets ~ April - October every 2nd Saturday of the month from 9.30am - 4pm & 12th Dec Christmas Market 9.30am - 4pm
2009 5 December ~ Madderty Christmas Fair ~ 10am - 12 noon, held in Fowlis Wester village hall.
2009 28th November ~ Morrison's Academy Christmas Fayre. Crieff 2pm - 4pm
2009 14th November ~ Dunkeld and Birnam Playgroup Christmas Fair. Duchess Anne Hall in the square 10am - 4pm
2009 24th October ~ Abernethy Annual Craft Market ~ Williamson Hall, Abernethy. 10am - 4pm
2009 19th - 31st October ~ Pitlochry Autumn Festival, The Atholl Centre - open daily 11am - 6pm, exhibiting a selection of prints. I will be at the exhibition Wed 28th 4 - 6pm and Sat 31st 1.30 - 4pm.
2009 19th September ~ Logierait Country Markets ~ from 10am - 2pm
2009 17th September ~ "Flora, Fauna, Fungi & Moss" RSPB sponsored talk at The Famous Grouse Distillary, Crieff ~
2009 4, 5 & 6 September ~ Dundee Flower & Food Festival: . Camperdown Country Park.
2009 15th August ~ Logierait Country Markets ~ from 10am - 2pm
2009 1 & 2 July ~ Perth Racecourse ~ Perthshire Showcase The chance to sample the best produce from the local area.
2008 Crieff Market ~ April - October & 13th December Every second Saturday of the month from 9.30am - 4pm
2008 Madderty Christmas Fair ~ Sat 6th Decemeber ~ 10am - 12pm
2008 The Scottish Wood Fair, Dewars Centre, Perth 12 - 14 September
2008 Dundee Food & Flower Show ~ exhibiting in the Floral Marque, Camperdown Park ~ 5 - 7 September
2008 Natural Treasures at The Caledonian Bar Gallery, James Square, Crieff. 19th July - 16th August
Showing new work including Sky, Moss, Fungi and Local Scenery. click here for more
2008 Through the Lens photographic exhibition at The Ruthven Gallery, 136a High St, Auchterarder.18th Jan - 14th Feb
Market in Crieff on 13 th October 2007 & Xmas Market on 8th December 9am - 4pm
2007 Museum of Abernethy, Craft Market Sat 27th October 10am - 4.30pm
2007 - 2009 The Picture Frame Maker, 38 Skinnergate, Perth. Quality Frame Maker and Gallery. Showing small selection of prints
2007 The Tower Hotel, Crieff ~ showing a selection of large images in the restaurant, including waterlilies, frozen flowers and landscapes
2007 Perth Xmas Market, Sunday 25th November 9am - 5pm
2007 Dundee Flower & Food Show 31st August, 1st & 2nd September, Camperdown Park
I will be showing a large range of non digital prints including, flowers, foliage and moss!
The Scotsman 3rd Jan 2007 page 17 ~ Article on Scotia Depicta project.
BBC Reporting Scotland 2nd Jan 2007 ~ feature on current project Scotia Depicta, retracing 48 etchings from this 200yr old book.
2006 Christmas Fair, Perth Market, 17th December 10 - 4pm showing work of Jean forrest, acrylic painter of landscapes and photographs from Jo Cound.
Exhibition of Natural Treasures including new work at Fresh cafe & gallery, 2-4 Kirkgate, Dunfermline tel:01383 626444. Opening daily from 7th Nov - 4th Dec 2006.
2006 Christmas Fair Aberfeldy, in the square, lights switch on at 4pm. 2nd December 9.30 - 5pm
2006 Christmas Fair at Hill of Tarvit Mansion house & Garden, Cupar, Fife, KY15 5PB. 3rd December 11am - 5pm. Photographic prints by Jo of the natural world in various sizes.
2006 BlairGowrie Market on Saturday 25th November 10am - 3pm, also some work in Perth Market same day.
Featured in September 2006 issue of Professional Photographer - page 29
2005 Robert the Bruce festival 19th & 20th August, at Pittencrieff Park, Dunfirmline. From 11.30am - 4.30 pm
August 05 - Sept 06 Artery Gallery Ltd in Crieff. Fine Art Gallery showing painting, photography and crafts, new gallery recently opernd in St Andrews.
Jan 06 - July 06 Exhibiting a range of prints at The Stenhouse Gallery and Cafe , Crieff, Perthshire.... a relaxing coffee shop serving great food and showing Fine Art, Jewellery and Crafts. 01764 650955
July 2005 - Feb 2006 Enshrine Exhibition Commissioned by Seeing The Light/The Orange Studio partnership. Held at The Orange Studio, Cannon Street, Birmingham.
March - May 2005 - The Lomonds Gallery, Fife. Exhibtion of landscape & floral images.
1999 to 2004 - Photofolio Gallery of Fine Art photographers, image used on flyer, see commercial work
May / June - Grow, The Gardening Experience @ Sandown Exhibition Centre
Exhibited in Art in Garden/ Stand at Show both years.
2001 April - My Image used to promote the shows in 2001 & 2003 - see Commercial work
Oct - RHS London flower show, awarded silver-gilt medal for Tropical
Waterlilies - see Gallery 1
July - KEW Gardens
Tropical Waterlilies 150th Anniversary of The Waterlily House. An installation
with images emerging from the pond.
2001 Mar/ Oct - The Craft Movement craft fairs@Chelsea Old Town Hall / Battersea Arts Centre selling prints.
2000 July - Art of Living by The Kilvert Gallery. Craft fair @Cabbages & Kings, Sussex. Image used on leaflet July 1999 see Commercial work
May - The Association of Photographers Gallery represented by Flower
Photos Slide Library (aka. Flowers and Foliage)
1999 May/June - Highbury Little Theatre Exhibition of 25 images Intricate Flora and Frozen Flowers - see Gallery 4
1999 June to date - Jinney Ring Craft Centre 2 day Exhibition and Print Sale ongoing
Sept/Oct - Hereford Photo Festival 98 - work shown in Pinfield Gallery
40 pieces. flowers, landscapes and leaves.
1998 Sept/Oct - Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells. Intricate Flora exhibited 30 pieces.
1998 June - Art of Living by The Kilvert Gallery. Craft fair @Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, first stand selling fine art hand prints.
Dec/Jan - The Picture House, Leicester. Annual Open - Turning the Page,
3 handmade books on show. b&w images from Croatia, Derelict House and looking
at light around one room for a year.
1997 Oct/Nov - Derby Month of Photography Exhibited Leaves, projected images on colour paper revealing cell structure of the leaf.
1997 Aug - The Music Hall - Shrewsbury Frozen Flowers and Intricate Flora
1997 June - Hanley Museum & Art Gallery. In spite of appearances - commissioned by Iris, joining 5 photographers. Living Treasure series exhibited. Also designed poster for the show. see links
May - Vitreous Humour exhibition in Hanley, a selection of Mind The