Jo Rankin's love of painting began at an early age. All things creative, both in design and colour have always been of great interest to her. Over the years Jo has worked in various creative industries, including staging and styling homes, eventually gaining her qualifications in Interior Design after completing the "Nanette Cameron Interior Design" 2 year course.
Jo Rankin set up her business "City House Interior Design" on Auckland's North Shore, specialising as a consultant in colour and curtains for clients throughout the Auckland area.
Yet Jo still craved that need to paint so when they moved to Kinloch in 2010 Jo realised it was the time to fulfil a craving she had longed for -- to paint again.
After initially painting with watercolour and then exploring acrylic, there was no doubt in her mind she had found her medium. It was love at first stroke of the paintbrush.
Jo Rankin's painting style is semi-abstract and contemporary abstract.
Jo Rankin is qualification in abstraction from Artists University Network USA, having won many awards, held solo exhibitions and shown her work around New Zealand.
Jo Rankin has sold her paintings throughout New Zealand and overseas. Jo paints commission works for valued clients and is now working as a full-time artist.
Jo's husband, Rod, has his own framing business, so they are able to work together to provide the whole package for their customers.