Artist Bio: Jo Taylor

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Artist Bio - Jo Taylor

Jo Taylor

Visual Artist

I have had a life-long love affair with art. As a child my favourite past-time was to draw and create and that has been a constant in my life. I am increasingly devoting more time to my art now that family have grown and work commitments have lessened. Through on-going participation in workshops, classes, demonstrations and gallery visits I am honing my skills and growing as an artist. I happily paint in most mediums including watercolour, acrylic, oil and pastel. I am inspired by many things and am never at a loss for subject matter. There are so many beautiful sights in this world I will never get around to painting them all but I will keep trying and thoroughly enjoy the journey along the way!

My work can be seen digitally on Gallery 247, Instagram (jotaylor3699) and Bluethumb

Awards and Commendations

2019:               Winner “Landscape” section Casterton Rotary Club Art Show (Acrylic)

2018:               Highly Commended - Portland Rotary Club Art Show (Oil)

Ethel Brigdford Award - MMAG Autumn Members exhibition (Oil)

Highly Commended - Casterton Rotary Club Art Show (Watercolour)

2016:               Very Highly Commended - Mentone Mordialloc Art Group Autumn Members exhibition (Watercolour/pastel)

Winner “Local Inspiration” exhibition, Artists of the Valley/Gorman’s Gallery (Acrylic)

2015:               Highly Commended - Clarice Beckett Art Award, Artists of the Valley (Acrylic)

Packing room prize - Casterton Kelpie Acquisitive Art Show (Acrylic)

2014:               Best Acrylic in Show - Clarice Beckett Art Award, Artists of the Valley

Best Acrylic in Show - Mentone Mordialloc Art Group

 

Exhibitions

2019:               “Nature Re-imaged” (current). A joint show with photographer Meredith Graham at Joan Macrae Members’ Gallery, Beaumaris Art Group.

2016:               “From Bush to Bay” joint Exhibition with artists John and Marg Quinn at Shirley Burke Theatre (G3 gallery space), Parkers Road, Parkdale.

2013 – 2019    Since 2013 I have regularly exhibited and sold my work at the following:

Camberwell Rotary Art Show, Mornington Rotary Art Show, Bayside Rotary Art Show, Williamstown Rotary Art Show, Birregurra Art Show, Hamilton North Rotary Art Show, Portland Rotary Art Show, Brighton ‘ArtinTune’, Casterton Rotary Art Show and the Clarice Beckett Art Award.

My Artshow Awards

Artshow: Clarice Beckett Art Award
Title: Swamp Birds
Award: Best Acrylic
 
Artshow: MMAG Artists in Classes 2014
Title: Hot Morning - Murray River
Award: Best Acrylic
 
Artshow: Clarice Beckett Art Award 2014
Title: Swamp Birds
Award: Peoples Choice Award
 
Artshow: Clarice Beckett Art Show 2015
Title: Kakadu
Award: Highly Commended - Acrylic Section
 
Artshow: \'Local Inspiration\' Gorman\'s Gallery
Title: River Shadows
Award: Best in Show
Sponsor: Gorman Real Estate
 
Artshow: Mentone Mordialloc Art Group Members Exhibition
Title: Kate
Award: Very Highly Commended
 
Artshow: Kelpie Acquisitive Art Show 2016
Title: My Turn?
Award: Commended (judged by Helene Ruma)
Sponsor: Clark Rubber
 
Artshow: MMAG Artists in Classes Exhibition 2017
Title: Early Moon
Award: Ethel Bridgford Award
Prize: $100
 
Artshow: Casterton Rotary Art Show
Title: Sunday Morning - Henty Street
Award: Highly Commended
 
Artshow: Portland Rotary Art Show 2018
Title: Beach Play
Award: Highly Commended
 
Artshow: Casterton Rotary Art Show
Title: From The Lookout
Award: Best Landscape
Prize: 750.00
 
Artshow: Casterton Rotary Art Show
Title: Three Wise Men
Award: Peoples Choice Award