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JO RICHARDS HOOKER - The sculptor who likes to paint.

With over 15 years of experience making art, Jo Richards Hooker is an established New Zealand Artist working in a variety of materials including ceramics, glass and stone.  Her work is calming  and uplifting with lovely lines and flow.  Form and shadow are pivotal in her sculpture work, and a more colourful palette emerging in her recent paintings.  Themes of movement such as birds and boats are threaded throughout her work as well as shapes inspired by organic forms particularly leaves, water, trees and landscapes.  Occasionally objects of function also come to life in the studio such as crescents and keys.  

When Jo isn't creating in the studio she is working as a Legal Assistant at Ellice Tanner Hart, or going on awesome adventures with her husband, Paul Hooker and their gorgeous dog Rex.  Paul's love of surfing has been a great influence on Jo who has recently taken up wave skiing.  Great coffee, a surf or some yoga, some art making, catching up with their adult children, family and friends and walk in the bush or on the beach is the perfect day. Their love of the Coromandel takes them to some of the best beaches in the world so it is no surprise that the ocean is reflected in Jo's work. 

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."

- Pablo Picasso

Hamilton, New Zealand

(021) 1177624

B & S 

“We really love Jo's art.  It goes beautifully in our house!  Sonia and I are thrilled!"


"The wedding was absolutely beautiful and both the bride and groom loved the sculpture, which I was so happy about!"


“I've wanted one of Jo's pieces for a longtime and saw another piece I just loved so I decided to just treat myself!”


“As the proud owner of a paddle purchased from the Artist Room Dunedin I would like to add Feather 1V to my home. 
Thank you so much for your help.  
Transforming an old rugby man into a lover of art!
We live in Carey’s Bay surrounded by kererū and tūī so the paddle and feather are very symbolic”
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