Hand colored etching of mare and foal grazing in a spring meadow.

Sweet Spring

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hand-colored etching #5/150, 4 7/8" x 5 1/4"

Sweet Spring is an original etching by Jo Barry. A mare and foal eat wild flowers on a spring day. Like many of Barry’s etchings, this work was inspired by the New Forest in England, which was once a royal hunting ground for William the Conquerer. Her labor-intensive etchings, which sometimes take up to six months to complete, often feature pastoral scenes of flowers and animals.

About Jo Barry

Jo Barry was born in Kent where she studied art at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design. After teaching for a few years at Byam Shaw School of Art, she gave up teaching in 1981 to concentrate full time on her own work. Jo’s talents led her to etching as her principal means of artistic expression, although she also is proficient and talented at watercolors and pencil drawings.

Jo enjoys a considerable reputation in the art world and now ranks as one of the finest living etchers. Her skill led her to election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers.  Her studio is at her home in the New Forest, Ringwood, where she lives with her husband and son as well as five cocker spaniels, sheep, chickens, ducks, and countless doves. Her environment provides Jo with a great deal of the inspiration for her work, which depicts nature and her beloved English countryside.