Josephine Fletcher grew up on Hornby Island, amidst a dedicated enclave of artists. Encouraged by her family and Jack Shadbolt and other painters of the Hornby set, she attended the Banff School of Fine Art, continued on to 4 years at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver and has been painting seriously and full time for more then 40 years. Josephine has had numerous solo shows and participated in group shows in Vancouver, Hornby and Vancouver Island and is in many private collections.
Distinctive, strong and ’painterly‘ Josephine’s work particularly shows her enthusiasm for and mastery of colour. Her landscapes are very much in the tradition of the transcendentalists (ie Lauren Harris), reflecting her abiding love of nature. Her travels have inspired her and artists from the Fauves to Pierre Soulages have been influences.
Josephine lives on Salt Spring Island with her son.