Jo Simpson

About The Artist

Jo Simpson has spent the majority of her career as a licensed Architect practicing in the states of Oregon and Washington. All through her formal architectural education and during the past thirty years, she has taken courses in life drawing, portraiture, pastels, charcoals, watercolor, acrylics and oils. For the last five years, architecture has taken a back seat and she has focused on art through pastel paintings.
CW Potzz
     Untitled, 2008

Hollis Lundeen
     Smile, 5/6/2009

Levi Cummings
     Tulips Oh My! 3/3/2008

Luahn Simms
     Sisters, 06/06/2010

Mary Anne Adams
     Mary Anne, 07/07/2010

Ronald Bespflug
     Larger Than Life, 1/19/2010
     Scooter, 04/17/2011
     West Beach Sunset, 11/29/2009


Oregon State University, 1968-1970

University of Washington, 1982, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture.

University of Washington, 1988, Master of Architecture.

American Institute of Architects
Northwest Pastel Society


In The Collections Of

CW Potzz, Potzz In The Garden, 2010, Portland, Oregon.
Larry Calkins, 3-D Encaustic Assemblage, 2009, La Conner Art Workshops.
Susan Ogilvie, Pastel Painting, 2007, La Conner Art Workshops.
Peggy Zerhring, 2003, Acrylics Workshop, La Conner Art Workshops.
In-Studio Pastel Workshops, 2009-2010 (conducted).