Original Art by Jo Cornelius

Inspiration comes when you least expect it, so always be ready
with pen in hand, paint brush, camera or video.
So you can capture that once in a lifetime memory!

I would love to hear from you please email comments


Thank you for taking the time to look at my art.

I'm 68 years old and the proud mother of 3 grown children; 1 boy and 2 girls.
They have given me 7 grandchildren; 5 girls and 2 boys.
2 great grandchildren; 1 girl and 1 boy.

In my early 20's I was diagnosed with Epilepsy. I spent the following 27 years on medication to control seizures.
I was unable to process any kind of connection between my brain & my fingers to create any kind of art.
My main priority was to care for my husband & children.

Finally in 1997 the seizures stopped and I was able to stop taking medication. In 2003 I was asked by
 a friend to do a sculpture of a female Angel HEAD & HANDS for the Providence Festival of Trees here in Medford.
The tree is still being displayed each Christmas.

On January 31, 2005 I drew a pencil sketch of JESUS, which was the beginning of a new journey
and was a complete inspiration to start creating art.

My first real attempt at painting was to paint on rocks. I figured if I painted on ROCKS and didn't like it
I could always throw the rock away or paint over it. I began to see images on specific rocks like the one below,
which is one of my favorites. I began to get requests for rock paintings and each one was a new challenge.


I'm now painting on canvas, I'm enjoying my senior years painting and loving it.
I hope you enjoyed looking at my work.

I am only able to paint in my spare time. My husband was injured in a near fatal auto accident
in 2009 and he needs constant care, which I willingly do. He's my greatest fan. He calls me;
"JOANGELO"; it's so endearing. He had severe injury to his brain, it has altered his life,
but we see more and more recovery everyday. The doctors gave him no hope.
All I can say is....Look what GOD can do!!

May 9, 2015

Thanks again and come back often. I update each time I do a new painting.


Last updated: 11/18/2016