“Lost memories lie in the unconscious strata of mind itself, these dark, rarely disturbed layers that have accumulated, as mould accumulates in a forest, through the shedding of innumerable lives since the beginning of life.’ – Jacquetta Hawkes, ‘A Land’.

The markers that people leave within the landscape, and the markers or memories that landscape leaves in people is at the core of Jo Dalgety’s mixed media paintings.

The evolution of life builds layers upon layers in the landscape, and as people and generations, we have those layers built within us as well.

Jo Dalgety paints with layers of paper, representing our things, our memories, our history, all melting into the land and leaving marks.

Underpinning her work is the hope or belief in nature, that the cycle of life will continue, and heal. That spring comes after winter.

You can see my work at Railway Street Studios artist collective and gallery in Newmarket, Auckland.

Get in touch if you would like to purchase any of the paintings you see on my website. I'll be happy to supply more photographs, details and answer any questions. Follow @JoDalgety on Instagram to see studio shots, work in progress and inspiration.

I have studio space at Dornwell Studios in Three Kings - an artists' collective with 8 artists in a shared space. I'm a tutor at Browne School of Art, plus I belong to Hikuai Art Group.

Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Award finalist 2023, Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award finalist 2014. Studying MFA at Whitecliffe College.

I also design and build websites for artists and galleries, or help you get started.

Photo: Emily Wicker, Frame Portraits