artist: Jo Taylor
Jo Taylor has always had a passion for horses and it still resonates in her current work just as much as it must have done as a child and young adult studying at Leeds Met. University in the late 1980's. I guess if you have a love of horses it is something that never leaves you.
Jo Taylor was born in Lancashire in 1969 and still lives in the wonderful county. She has however, travelled the world drawing horses and is now an internationally acclaimed equine artist with a huge reputation and following in the USA. But just how do you get to a position like that ? I guess the obvious answer is talent and hard work, but clearly there needs to be an inherent ability to draw and knowledge about the anatomy of your subject. Jo Taylor is a very talented artist, has that specialist knowledge and tops that off with a huge dollop of enthusiasm and hard work to set her apart from other equestrian artists.
Jo is an honorary fellow of the university of Liverpool and in 2003 became the Artist in Residence at the Faculty of Veterinary Science. She has learnt the form of her subjects from the inside out - literally- , understands the bone and muscle configuration and applies that knowledge to her wonderful art. But don't just take my word for it look at the evidence.
Jo Taylor has exhibited every year from 1997 when she had a solo show at the National Horse racing Museum in Newmarket. She is represented by the Crossgate Gallery in USA and her work is in the collections of notable individuals such as Nicky Henderson, Lord Oaksey and Earl Cadogan to name but a few. There have been many articles written about her and if you view our blog page you will find our most recent musings on her early work from the 1990's.
Her work is stunning and a must have item for any equine enthusiasts home or art collection.