Jo McChesney graduated from Bath Academy of Art in 1985 specialising in illustration, combining paper making with print.
After working as an illustrator and part time lecturer, she travelled to Kyoto, Japan to study the traditional technique of woodblock printing. Since returning to the UK she has continued to work with woodblock prints. Her work draws upon the natural world, and focuses on seasonal change, fleeting moments in time such as ripples on water, rain, light and shadow on woodlands trees. She exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2019 for the third time.