Artist Bio: Jo Taylor

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Artist Bio - Jo Taylor

Jo Taylor - Visual Artist

Art is my happy place and always has been. I love to draw, paint and create and am constantly inspired by all that is around me. I am equally happy using watercolour, acrylic, oil or pastel as well as a variety of other drawing mediums. I am passionate about growing as an artist and eagerly seek out workshops and classes to enrich my skills as well as creating art every day in my own studio. Subject matter is diverse and I can be equally entranced by the play of light on the landscape as well as the gestures and poses of figurative work. 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!

I have received a number of awards/commendations at a variety of art shows. My work can be seen on Gallery 247, Instagram (jotaylorartist), Facebook (Jo Taylor Art) and Bluethumb.com

 

Awards and Commendations

2023:                   Winner “Isabella De Soyres” Award – Beaumaris Art Group Annual Exhibition (Judge: Clive Sinclair)

2023/24:             Bayside Local Exhibition: Three works selected

2023:                   Highly Commended – VAS student exhibition (Judge: Mark Bagally)

2023:                   Commended – Hamilton North Rotary Art Show (Judge: Joshua White)

2023:                   Winner – Best Hobsons Bay Scene – Hobsons Bay Rotary Club Art Show – (Judge: Ted Dansey)

2022:                   Winner – Portrait section – Casterton Rotary Club Art show – (Oil) Judge: Brett Jarrett

                             Highly Commended – Casterton Rotary Club Art show – Kelpie section (Oil)

                             Highly Commended – Casterton Rotary Club Art show – Kelpie section (Oil)

2022/23:             Bayside Local Exhibition: Two works selected

2021:                   Highly Commended– Sorrento Rotary Art Show (Judge: Ivan Durrant)

2020:                   Finalist – SBS Portrait Prize

2019:                   Finalist – SBS Portrait Prize

              Winner - Landscape section - Casterton Rotary Club Art Show (Acrylic)

                             People’s Choice Award – Kelpie Section - Casterton Rotary Club Art Show (Oil)

2018:                   Ethel Brigdford Award - MMAG Autumn Members exhibition (Oil)

Highly Commended - Portland Rotary Club Art Show (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” 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.

I receive regular commissions as well as exhibiting and selling my work at a wide variety of Art shows.

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
 
Artshow: Sorrento Art Show 2021
Title: Gets Rough Out There
Award: Highly Commended
Sponsor: Sorrento Rotary Club
 
Artshow: Casterton Rotary Art Show 2022
Title: Smoko On The Anzac Highway
Award: Best Portrait - "Smoko on the Anzac Highway"
Sponsor: Casterton Rotary Club
Prize: $1000
 
Artshow: Casterton Rotary Art Show 2022
Title: Shes Mine
Award: Highly Commended "She's Mine"
Sponsor: Judge: Brett Jarratt
 
Artshow: The Hobsons Bay Art Show 2023
Title: Safe Harbour
Award: BEST HOBSONS BAY
Sponsor: SWEENEY RE
Prize: 500.00
 
Artshow: Beaumaris Art Group
Title: Frosty Sunrise
Award: Isabella De Soryes Award
Prize: 300
 
Artshow: Clarice Beckett Art Award 2023
Title: Frosty Sunrise
Award: Peoples Choice "Frosty Morning"
Sponsor: Casterton Farm Supplies
Prize: 100
 

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