I am a subscriber to a site called "Daily Candy" offered in many major cities in the USA which publishes interesting links and suggestions on things to do etc. Shortly after one of my two wonderful labs died Daily Candy posted a profile of Jo and her work. The daily Candy piece featured drawings by Jo of pets which were just lovely-colorful, playful, and most importantly you can see the personality of the pet. The Daily Candy piece had a link to her site so I drilled in and was even more impressed with her paintings of pooches. I had often considered having portraits made of my two boyz but was always fearful they would be replicas of photo's. Needless to say in viewing Jo's work I was intrigued. I reached out out Jo to learn about her process and learned that not only does she ask for lots of pictures she also asks for stories so that she can get a feel for your pet. I thought it was worth a shot and Jo and I agreed to go with paintings of my 2 dogs ( whilst drawings are wonderful I was looking for more colour ), she asked my colour preferences, and also agrees to paint a slightly smaller size to meet my spec. Throughout the process Jo was communicative - asked questions, provided updates and even glimpses of the work in progress. I shared some of the communications with friends who also love my two big bad boyz and they were equally impresses with the work and the process. I love the portraits and would highly recommend Jo and her work.
Carol NY Hank & Jaco
Jo recently drew my two fur babies, Koko and Fifi. She has an amazing talent of capturing the personalities of her subjects perfectly. She was friendly and helpful, and kept in constant email contact with me during the whole process. Her drawings are beautiful, and I am so happy!
Mel USA Koko and Fifi
I have been wanting a portrait of my dog Miles for a very long time, but I was waiting for the perfect artist to come along who not only does lovely work, but also has an incredible sense of style and artistry. The moment I saw Jo's work, I knew she was the one! I had so much fun working with her and I was blown away by how well she captured Miles in such a short amount of time. I will forever treasure this beautiful piece of art and I feel fortunate to have this gorgeous portrait of my best for-legged friend Miles!
Christine USA Miles
A dog portrait of my fiancés best friend (Riley, chocolate lab) ended up his favourite gift i've ever given him! And all because Jo captured Riley's sweet and mischievous nature perfectly. Riley's portrait now holds a place of honor front and centre on our gallery wall.
Hilary USA Riley
As a journalist I read dozens of newsletters and magazines a week - and it's rare for me to come across something - non work related - worth noting down. But when I saw Jo's work on Daily Candy - I knew her portraits would make an amazing present. When my sister came into ownership of a quirky, love-deprived greyhound, I decided it was time to call on Jo's services. Within a day or two Jo had captured the spirit of 'Dahling,' reclining on a crimson couch, and sent the portrait off to Australia. My sister called me squealing; 'That was the best birthday present EVER! It's so clever, it's so her - I love it.'
Laura UK Dahling
Love love love the portrait of Percy, which was a gift for a dear friend (who was even more delighted). Jo was a real pleasure to work with. And the artwork was rendered and shipped quickly too.
Debbie NY Percy
Jo took her unbelievable talents and turned our dog Cooper into a work of art. She's amazing to work with and I can't say enough fantastic things about the actual drawing! truly wonderful.
Kerry USA Cooper
Jo's art is unique, beautiful and one of a kind. Dutchess and Bruno look fabulous side by side. These two absolutely beautiful pieces of art arrived to me very quickly (even though I'm in Italy). Seeing them in person made me soo happy, it completely made my day.... then less than an hour later we were already at the frame shop ordering custom frames. I couldn't wait to hang them... I love love love them! I as well as my fiance couldn't be happier. They complete our home and now all of our walls have beautiful pieces of art. I feel like I am sleeping inside a little museum and it brings me sweet dreams. thank you so much Jo, i LOVE your work and I will always refer you in the future to friends, guests of the hotel and other encounters. Everyone who has seen the portraits has requested your contact information...that alone says a lot. Thank you for being a brilliant artist and business woman. It's truly been a pleasure working with you! I look forward to commissioning you for additional portraits of our future furry friends.
Hailey Italy Bruno and Dutchess
"I found out about Jo via Daily Candy. I was excited to read about her talent and even more excited once I contacted her. I commissioned her to draw a picture of my bulldog for an anniversary gift for my husband. Even thought she had received tons of exposure form the Daily Candy e-mail she made a point to be prompt when responding to e-mails. She was very flexible when it came to my deadline, which I truly appreciated since it was a gift. Jo frequently updated me regarding the status of the project and even sent me a draft. I feel like she knew my dog by the accurateness of her drawing from just a few photos and a brief description I had provided. I would highly recommend her work, it's a very reasonably price and I can't wait to give it as a gift. Jo is extremely personable and I feel like I now have a friend across the Pond. I would definitely commission her in the future an have passed along her information to al my family and friends with pets. It was a wonderful experience".
Jaclyn USA Hamilton
What a fabulous job and you made it such an easy process! You really captured the personality of my dogs. Everyone who sees it comments on what a wonderful drawing it is and the cool creative style. It is a picture we will cherish. Thanks you so much.
Lisa USA Maggie & Nola
Baci arrived yesterday and I am sooo happy with her portrait! You have captured her perfectly... and I really mean that. I love her expression and the tilt on her head. Her beautifully jewelled yet subtle collar is stunning. I am so proud of this portrait! I am looking forward to having it framed and up on the wall...in the time being she sits across from my bed where I see her before I go to bed and first thing when I get up!
Thank you so much for a beautiful work of art. You obviously have a great passion for what you do! I have also enjoyed looking at the other dogs on your portfolio. Each one is wonderful!
Teresa USA Baci
After seeing Jo's work featured on a blog, I became enamored with the idea of owning such a lovely and personal piece of art. I am pleased to say that my sister now has a beautiful portrait of our dog, Pug-z, that met my expectations and more. Jo is not only an exceptionally talented artist, but her warm attitude and friendly demeanor made the entire process, including numerous e-mail correspondences, a welcoming and pleasurable one. I look forward to working again with Jo and can't express enough how pleased I am with the final result!
Thank you again, Jo--it has been wonderful!
Rachael USA Pug-z
I can't rave enough about Jo and her work. From the very first point of contact, she has been open, friendly, and enthusiastic....and everything she makes is charming, distinctive, and lovely. She recently worked on a commissioned piece for me -- it was an important gift and she did a fantastic job of rendering the perfect likeness of the dog. She generously exceeded expectations and went out of her way to make sure the piece was absolutely perfect. The piece arrived in the post early and was carefully and beautifully wrapped; this is just how Jo does things -- with effortless professionalism and charm. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out and I'm so happy to have met such a lovely, creative artist. I look forward to purchasing more from Studio Legohead in the future and can't wait to see what Jo does next.
Nicole Uk Boozer