Jo Crusoe

Charlestown, Cornwall

Jo Crusoe Fine Art, Illustration & Sculpture

Inspired by the beauty that surrounds me, everyday passings the fundamentals of the natural world and the interconnection of all living things that are reflected in my multidisciplinary career as an established Artist and Illustrator.

My creations are visceral I rarely work from photographs, preferring to observe in the moment and capture the narrative allowing it to evolve on the surface. I work with oils, acrylic, gouache, chalk paint and inks, I mix my own colours allowing space for light and movement. I developed my own embossing technique over 20 years ago, combining powder metals and liquid precious metals to illuminate and add texture to my creations.

I also create a variety of wildlife sculptures from clay and wool, building armatures, working from memory and my sketches.

My studio is tucked away in a lovely little corner not far from the beautiful harbour of Charlestown, surrounded by bird song during the day and Owls calling at night. The coast path is a short walk away, I can even hear the sea.

You can view my paintings and sculptures here in Cornwall. At The Picture Parlour Gallery in beautiful Boscastle and A Little Bit Of Cornwall On The Quay, on the quay in Charlestown Harbour. I will be adding several new stockists over the coming weeks and a stockist page to my website.

My originals adorn the walls of many homes here in the UK and overseas in private and public collections.

Commissions undertaken.

Relevant studies

Fine Art & Illustration Ba (Hons)


Cornwall Living
House and Garden Magazine
Artist & Illustrator
Penguin Books limited
Conde Nast Magazines
The Telegraph
Art House Books
The Rooks Rest
A Fine Time
Cornish Crusoe
Freedom & Bloom


Acrylics, Mixed Media, Oils


Coastel Scene, Figure, Flowers, Wildlife