About the Artist

My name is Jo Hards. I am a self representing artist, currently based in South Wales. I am best known for Gothic style, button eyed, cloth art dolls. However, I have also worked in other mediums, such as ink, air drying clay and acrylics.

My dolls have been described by many as ‘creepy cute’ for their dark, yet innocent anthropomorphic charm. My paintings and illustrations feature similar subject matter and often fall within the realms of pop surrealism.

Ethics have always played an important role in my art. As an ethical vegan, I do not use any materials or tools of animal origin.