About Josephine

Josephine Grant North Devon Printmaker


Josie is a printmaker residing on the ruggedly beautiful coast of North Devon, with her young family, drawing inspiration from the ever-changing landscape around her. She loves wild swimming and the sea, but her favourite is river swimming. 

From an early age, Josie was captivated by the arts and has been painting and drawing since she was old enough not to eat the paint (and a bit before!). 

In the spring of 2022 Josephine's artistic path took a significant turn when she discovered the world of printmaking. She embraced the discovery, leaving behind her brushes in favour of the chisel and gouge.

Under the mentorship of fellow printmaker Merlyn Chesterman, Josephine began exploring her the medium and has since featured on Sky Arts programme, Bill Bailey's Master Crafters: The Next Generation! as an emerging artist in the discipline of woodblock printmaking.

In addition to her artistic pursuits, Josephine has a deep love for wild places, which extends beyond the coast, drawing her to the moors and untamed landscapes that make Devon so special. She often escapes to the trees to unwind and spend time among the quiet of the woods around her. She frequently forages for treasures to add to their cooking with her husband and son, whether it be mushrooms, sea purslane or samphire.