about Jo

a brief look at my story

  • Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jo was at school with daughters of Peron’s generals, learning early the value of discretion
  • Moving to Peru before the revolution, she went on to high school in Ottawa,ON.
  • Back in Lima, Jo began painting,  fascinated by pre-Inca textile and pottery designs, working with archaeologists exploring the mysteries of the Incas.
  • Studied art in Peru, Argentina and UK
  • Moved to Canada in 1965
  • A City of Vancouver Heritage Award for her paintings of Old Grocery Stores 1989
  • Appointed to The Heritage Advisory Commission for the City of Vancouver for four in 1990s
    -Artist in residence at Gulf of Georgia Cannery, a national historic site; 
  • wrote an article on The Iron Chink, a salmon canning machine in BC History Magazine
  • An Award from the City of Kelowna for her painting of their floral emblem
  • Had an exhibition in England in 2010 to launch her book “Carved in Oak” on medieval carvings on bench ends in East Anglia, where many ancient originals still exist.
  • Wrote and illustrated a book “Hello Dog” teaching children to be safe with dogs.
  • Jo now lives full time in Vancouver BC

Published by Jo Scott-B

Exploring medieval design and fascinated by leaf patterns *Founding member of Heritage Vancouver, *Served on The City of Vancouver’s Heritage Commission *Heritage Award for her paintings of grocery stores built in Vancouver in the 1930s and earlier * Artist in Residence at Cannery in Steveston BC

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