Jo Appleby resides in Midhurst, Ontario but grew up in England. She has been involved in art activities most of her life and under the guidance of Marlene Hilton Moore and John Hartman studied life drawing and painting at Georgian College, Barrie. Her inspiration comes from many quarters particularly her love of the sea and the flow of the landscape that surrounds us.
As an artist Appleby works mainly in oils, acrylics and watercolours and is known for her seascapes, landscapes and more recently her abstracts.
Jo has shown her work at many group exhibitions, she is an active member of the BaySide Artists and the Barrie Art Club.