Hi I'm Jo, founder and artist of Jo Collier Designs. Originally from the South West of England where I studied Fine Art at Plymouth University. Not long after graduating I decided to travel to Australia where I met my now husband and 10 years later live in the gorgeous northern New South Wales with our 2 beautiful girls.
In May 2015 my husband and I were lucky enough to have our first daughter. Being on maternity leave and unfortunately dealing massive anxiety made me pick up my paintbrushes and start painting again. One thing led to another and with some new found fire in my belly I launched Jo Collier Designs in March 2016. My daughters are my biggest inspiration and they opened my eyes to a whole new world of nursery art, design and early learning. Their love of nature and overwhelming sense to learn inspires me every day. I wanted to paint realistic pictures for them, to be able to bring animals up close and personal for them to look and study their tiny details and characteristics. I find it encourages conversations, questions and creates wonder.
I aim to create products that are mindfully created and ethically made here in Australia.