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 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.