Scapa Joe is a collaboration between artists Caroline Appleyard and photographer/3D designer Dean Hodson. They live and work in the UK, and aim to increase awareness of climate change, over fishing, ghost fishing, pollution and other environmental issues through their art.
Caroline and Dean create paintings, photographs, collage and sculptures to do this, often incorporating plastic found in the oceans into their artworks, and making sustainable choices for their artistic mediums. Caroline is a keen diver and has seen the decline of fish stocks over the years, and an increase in plastics and other sea debris.
Caroline exhibits around the UK in gallleries, and has had several solo exhibitions. Dean’s corporate work has taken him to many countries, and he also works in film. They began working together in 2019, and in the same year had a sellout show in Scotland.