Safe Harbour by Jo Taylor



DIMENSIONS (Height - 40.00 cm X Width - 50.00 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Watercolour on Paper
GENRE Seascape
REGISTERED NRN # 000-3215-0259-01
PRIZES AND AWARDS The Hobsons Bay Art Show 2023 - BEST HOBSONS BAY Prize - 500.00


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Artist: 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


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



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.