An award-nominated former Big Issue vendor will display and sell her vibrant artworks at an exhibition in Glasgow from today.
Jo Adamson, also known as Jo Sunshine, lost most of her vision in a car crash. But despite being registered blind, she pursued her love of art – and now she creates between three and five pieces a day, with customers all around the world.
Last month the International Network of Street Papers nominated her for an award for her contribution to the Big Issue.
She was a well-known Big Issue vendor in the city, where she has lived for 15 years. but is originally from Edinburgh.
“I started art as a hobby at 16 and did a Higher in my twenties,” she said. “I did none for eight years after the crash.. I now have vision in only one eye, which is very misty and blurry, and zero sight in my other eye.”
Adamson’s work is colourful and lively, inspired by everything from pop culture (she recently completed works inspired by Game of Thrones and Lewis Capaldi respectively) to the places she knows and loves around Glasgow.