• "Inspired by city views and people going about their daily lives,  I have always been driven to paint. It is a fundamental part of me that helps me make sense of the world and my place in it. Often embracing themes such as hope and truthfulness, my paintings aim to initiate a dialogue with the viewer and to create strong feelings of unity and togetherness."

  • JO HOLDSWORTH

    Jo Holdsworth is a London-based artist who paints contemporary figures and cityscapes as well as modern landscapes. Often centred around the theme of transitional spaces, Jo paints striking figures within urban environments, inspired by the cityscapes of London in which she lives.

    A recent article in Arts & Collections described Jo’s work as evoking “with uncanny semblance, the comings, and goings of everyday life. With seemingly effortless brush strokes and a limited colour palette, she crafts an artistic window into quintessentially British scenes. The figures in her work, elongated and striking, dominate her oil on canvas paintings as recurrent leitmotifs. Faceless and eerie, they are denied identity. But this anonymity means each one of them could be any one of us, adding to the undeniably potent imagery of Jo’s work.”

    Jo has exhibited widely in solo and group shows and regularly undertakes commissions. She has recently become a winner of the Royal Arts Prize Visitors’ Choice Award, and her work is often on display in commercial spaces in and around the capital.
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    Jo is also known for her vibrant seascapes painted on her travels and we are lucky to have both some of her figurative work and some of her seascapes here at the 508 Gallery.

    • Jo Holdsworth Beautiful Day 54 x 34 cm (Framed) Acrylic on acid free paper
      Jo Holdsworth
      Beautiful Day
      54 x 34 cm (Framed)
      Acrylic on acid free paper
    • Jo Holdsworth Early Morning Clouds 54 x 34 cm (Framed) Acrylic on acid free paper
      Jo Holdsworth
      Early Morning Clouds
      54 x 34 cm (Framed)
      Acrylic on acid free paper
    • Jo Holdsworth Hillside Olive Groves 54 x 34 cm (Framed) Acrylic on acid free paper
      Jo Holdsworth
      Hillside Olive Groves
      54 x 34 cm (Framed)
      Acrylic on acid free paper
    • Jo Holdsworth Stormy Weather 54 x 34 cm (Framed) Acrylic on acid free paper
      Jo Holdsworth
      Stormy Weather
      54 x 34 cm (Framed)
      Acrylic on acid free paper
    • Jo Holdsworth Turquoise Water 54 x 34 cm (Framed) Acrylic on acid free paper
      Jo Holdsworth
      Turquoise Water
      54 x 34 cm (Framed)
      Acrylic on acid free paper
    • Jo Holdsworth Wish you were here 54 x 34 cm (Framed) Acrylic on acid free paper
      Jo Holdsworth
      Wish you were here
      54 x 34 cm (Framed)
      Acrylic on acid free paper
    • Jo Holdsworth Seeing is Believing 54 x 34 cm (Framed) Acrylic on acid free paper
      Jo Holdsworth
      Seeing is Believing
      54 x 34 cm (Framed)
      Acrylic on acid free paper
    • Jo Holdsworth Hiona Beach 54 x 34 cm (Framed) Acrylic on acid free paper
      Jo Holdsworth
      Hiona Beach
      54 x 34 cm (Framed)
      Acrylic on acid free paper
    • Jo Holdsworth Evening Beach View I 54 x 34 cm (Framed) Acrylic on acid free paper
      Jo Holdsworth
      Evening Beach View I
      54 x 34 cm (Framed)
      Acrylic on acid free paper

    • Jo Holdsworth Lobos from Fuerteventura 54 x 34 cm (Framed) Acrylic on acid free paper
      Jo Holdsworth
      Lobos from Fuerteventura
      54 x 34 cm (Framed)
      Acrylic on acid free paper
    • Jo Holdsworth Evening Beach View II 54 x 34 cm (Framed) Acrylic on acid free paper
      Jo Holdsworth
      Evening Beach View II
      54 x 34 cm (Framed)
      Acrylic on acid free paper
    • Jo Holdsworth City Dwellers 60 x 60 cm Oil on canvas
      Jo Holdsworth
      City Dwellers
      60 x 60 cm
      Oil on canvas

    • Jo Holdsworth Oxford Street II 60 x 60 cm Oil on canvas
      Jo Holdsworth
      Oxford Street II
      60 x 60 cm
      Oil on canvas

    • Jo Holdsworth Soho I 60 x 60 cm Oil on canvas
      Jo Holdsworth
      Soho I
      60 x 60 cm
      Oil on canvas

    • Jo Holdsworth View towards Westminster Cathedral 60 x 60 cm Oil on canvas
      Jo Holdsworth
      View towards Westminster Cathedral
      60 x 60 cm
      Oil on canvas

    • Jo Holdsworth London People 60 x 60 cm Oil on canvas
      Jo Holdsworth
      London People
      60 x 60 cm
      Oil on canvas

    • Jo Holdsworth Zig Zag London 60 x 60 cm Oil on canvas
      Jo Holdsworth
      Zig Zag London
      60 x 60 cm
      Oil on canvas

    • Jo Holdsworth Reflected City 70 cm x 70 cm Oil on canvas
      Jo Holdsworth
      Reflected City
      70 cm x 70 cm
      Oil on canvas
    • Jo Holdsworth Moonlit Dome 70 cm x 70 cm Oil on canvas
      Jo Holdsworth
      Moonlit Dome
      70 cm x 70 cm
      Oil on canvas
    • Jo Holdsworth Waves and Dreams, 2020 100 x 70 x 4 cm Oil on canvas
      Jo Holdsworth
      Waves and Dreams, 2020
      100 x 70 x 4 cm
      Oil on canvas
    • Jo Holdsworth No Looking Back 60 cm x 60 cm Oil on canvas
      Jo Holdsworth
      No Looking Back
      60 cm x 60 cm
      Oil on canvas
    • Jo Holdsworth Escape the Crowd 50 x 50 cm Oil on canvas
      Jo Holdsworth
      Escape the Crowd
      50 x 50 cm
      Oil on canvas

    • Jo Holdsworth Rain Crowd, 2020 30 x 30 cm Oil on canvas
      Jo Holdsworth
      Rain Crowd, 2020
      30 x 30 cm
      Oil on canvas
    • Jo Holdsworth Low Tide 50 x 50 cm Oil on canvas
      Jo Holdsworth
      Low Tide
      50 x 50 cm
      Oil on canvas


    • Jo Holdsworth Lagoon Blues 100 x 100 cm Oil on canvas
      Jo Holdsworth
      Lagoon Blues
      100 x 100 cm
      Oil on canvas

    • Jo Holdsworth Searching for a New Horizon, 2020 40 x 40 cm Oil on canvas
      Jo Holdsworth
      Searching for a New Horizon, 2020
      40 x 40 cm
      Oil on canvas
    • Jo Holdsworth Dreaming of the Beach Again Today, 2020 60 x 60 x 4 cm Oil on canvas
      Jo Holdsworth
      Dreaming of the Beach Again Today, 2020
      60 x 60 x 4 cm
      Oil on canvas
    • Jo Holdsworth Three Plus Two, 2020 40 x 40 x 4 cm Oil on canvas
      Jo Holdsworth
      Three Plus Two, 2020
      40 x 40 x 4 cm
      Oil on canvas
    • Jo Holdsworth Good morning London 25 x 30 cm Oil on canvas
      Jo Holdsworth
      Good morning London
      25 x 30 cm
      Oil on canvas
    • Jo Holdsworth Made You Look 25 x 25 cm (Framed) Oil on canvas
      Jo Holdsworth
      Made You Look
      25 x 25 cm (Framed)
      Oil on canvas

    • Jo Holdsworth London Waiting 24 x 20 cm (Framed) Oil on canvas
      Jo Holdsworth
      London Waiting
      24 x 20 cm (Framed)
      Oil on canvas

    • Jo Holdsworth Passengers Reflecting IV 24 x 20 cm (Framed) Oil on canvas
      Jo Holdsworth
      Passengers Reflecting IV
      24 x 20 cm (Framed)
      Oil on canvas

    • Jo Holdsworth Passengers Reflecting V 24 x 20 cm (Framed) Oil on canvas
      Jo Holdsworth
      Passengers Reflecting V
      24 x 20 cm (Framed)
      Oil on canvas