Stroke of a Brush Pop Up
Jo Cross began painting as part of art therapy following a series of CVST’s - a very rare form of stroke - when she was just 34. She blogs and sells her artwork for fundraising under the pseudonym Stroke of a Brush, to use her own rehab to help raise awareness and the funds for CHANCES, a support group that Jo set up, specifically for younger and working age survivors.
CHANCES help in various ways with rehab support and in producing packs for survivors so they can try therapies like art and craft. Not only do these have a physical benefit but are great from a wellbeing perspective too.
Jo has now been painting since September 2017 and was winner of Banbury Artist of the Year 2020, in the amateur category with her painting called Smile. You’ll be able to purchase original art, prints and cards while she’s at Lock29.
Event starts at 10:00am.