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 water 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 currently received 13 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
2022: Winner "Portrait" section Casterton Rotary Art Show (oil)
2022: Highly Commended - Kelpie section "Big Red" Casterton Rotary Art Show (oil)
2022: Highly Commended - Kelpie section "She's Mine" Casterton Rotary Art Show
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
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.