Josette has always been passionate about art. She gained a scholarship to Hornsey College of Art in 1960 but was discouraged from completing the course by her father. After retiring from her post as Principal of the Peterborough Dyslexia Institute in 2007, Josette gained an Honours Degree in Fine Art at New College Stamford under the auspices of Lincoln University in June 2010.
Her work encompasses a diverse range of processes and styles often incorporated within a single image. Her intention is to create tensions between contrasting visual elements often by using discarded packaging materials. She also explores form, space and texture in a three-dimensional context using a variety of materials.
In most of her artwork, there is an element of instinctual gestural expression and self-discovery which she finds exciting and rewarding. Her aim is to create atmosphere and feeling through purely abstract means.
Her influences range from the Bauhaus school, Russian constructivist and Abstract Expressionism, to more contemporary artists such as Keiffer, Gerhard Richter and Schwitters.
In 2010 Josette was awarded the winner of Art for Rutland Prize.