Jo Chester

1968 – 69 2 Yrs/Full-time study: Diploma of Graphic Design. Wellington Polytechnic.
1988 – 89 Diploma Craft Design [Maori]. Waiariki Polytechnic, Rotorua.
2002 – 04 Bachelor Art & Design [Visual Arts.] Auckland University of Technology.
2010 Graduate Diploma in Teaching. [Secondary]. The University of Auckland.

I work as a multi-faceted Artist working with various processes: Printmaking, Photography and Painting.

I love the art of creative and digital photography but I especially like working with the lusciousness of traditional oils on canvas. I also enjoy working with the manipulation of the image with collage, print and mixed-media.

My focus is with the figurative, time, space and memory, to portray glimpses of ourselves and the world in which we inhabit. This may be a moment of reality or perhaps perceived in a dream.

I have attained awards and my work is held in private and corporate collections in New Zealand and overseas.



Oil on canvas. 762mm x 508mm.

A contemplation about the passing of our youth as...the girl in the portrait silently contemplates time shifting, as the past retreats.

The lilies reference Momento mori.