Colour in Your Life featured artist Jo Frederiks appeared on Colour In Your Life Season Five (5)
Read a little bit about the artist here and support our site by joining and watching the episode below.
Jo Frederiks is a passionate animal rights advocate, speaking through her art to create awareness of animal cruelty. She is a fulltime practicing Wildlife artist, currently working towards her next major exhibition, exposing the well-hidden plight of helpless ‘livestock’ animals.
Working in varying mediums, Jo favours graphite and oil paint. She has previously studied at The Arts Academy in Brisbane, graduating with Honors. She has had many solo, joint, and group exhibitions throughout the years. Her drawings are sensitive, exquisite and beautifully detailed, showing a rare glimpse of the depth and character to each individual animal.
Jo grew up on a million acre cattle station in central Queensland. It was this environment that not only nurtured her connection to animals, but highlighted their immense vulnerability at the hands of man. An ex model/cover girl, Jo now works behind the scenes at Colour In Your Life as a networking specialist, helping the team and series reach out to touch lives across Australia and the world.
Jo volunteers for The Nonhuman Rights Project, contributing numerous sketches of nonhuman animals for use in the NhRP’s social-media infographics.
The Nonhuman Rights Project is the only civil rights organization in the United States working to achieve actual LEGAL rights for members of species other than our own.
Their mission is to change the legal status of appropriate nonhuman animals from mere “things,” which lack the capacity to possess any legal right, to “persons,” who possess such fundamental rights as bodily integrity and bodily liberty.
Their first cases were filed in 2013 on behalf of captive chimpanzees; they plan to continue to file as many lawsuits as we have funds available. They can be visited at http://www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/
You can contact Jo Frederiks directly via her website at http://jofrederiks.altervista.org/home.php
Original Air Date: 15th September 2013