About the Artist

Jo Breneger

NSW artist Jo Breneger has a fervent desire to keep hand skills alive, and has worked with hand painted signs and murals for over 30 years. The large, contracted commercial work is often in stark contrast to the small, intimate works of Jo’s personal painting practice. 

Jo's practice strives to capture the quiet, sensitive interaction that is felt when humans are around horses. Jo works simply and honestly with light and form to capture the expression and conformation of the large animals. 

Jo paints directly onto found materials including timber, tin, lino and wallpaper, and in Jo’s words, “(those materials) hold an earthy patina and warmth,” which has a nice relationship to the earthy and warm subject matter of the large, friendly creatures she paints.