Jo Brookshaw

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Jo Brookshaw is a passionate woman, a mother and Christian minister, who seeks to bring light and life into the world through her art and her ministry with The Salvation Army. As an Australian Visual Artist, she works primarily in acrylic, watercolour and ink.

Jo is heavily influenced by her experiences of community and service as a Salvation Army Officer (minister). Jo has worked in Desktop Publishing, Children’s Ministries and loves leading the local Church within community – which since 2009, has taken her to Darwin, Melbourne and now Perth.

Jo published a successful Christian colouring book in 2016, and authored a well-received children’s book in 2020. She has taken an active role in encouraging young artists at creative arts camps, loves to paint “live” on stage at events (notably at ‘Art Battle’ and national Salvation Army events) and is studying a postgrad Diploma in Visual Arts with Eastern College.

  • The eye

    Jo Brookshaw is a regular art writer for Christian Today with her fabulous art works – this one has captured an instant, a moment, with this requisite painting.

  • Butterfly

    I'm was out supporting my local Salvation Army today, by manning a Red Shield Appeal collection point at a local shopping centre in the city of Bayswater, WA.

  • Healing and breakthrough for India

    Here's a late-night update to show the painting I did for a combined Churches Prayer event for India earlier this month.

  • Orchard Glory

    At an old fruit orchard, I sat in the afternoon sun in a quiet, sunlit room. I laid out a still-life arrangement, the "fruits of the harvest" – ripe lemons, pomegranates, mandarins... plucked from trees I had walked amongst, chosen for their colour, their aroma, their flavour.