Current Exhibition: Jo Taylor & Andrew Lacey, 27th Feb - 15th Mar 2013, Thompson's Gallery London, W1
New Works now at Thompson's Gallery London
1969 Born Lancashire
1989 – 1991 Leeds Metropolitan University
Artist in Residence – The University of Liverpool, Department of Veterinary Science.
2010 – Lena Boyle Fine Art, London
2002 – 2009 Campden Gallery, Gloucestershire
2001 – 2008 Thompsons Gallery , London
The National Horseracing Museum, Newmarket
Selected Group Exhibition
Thompson's Gallery, London
The Royal Academy, London
Cross Gate Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Courcoux & Courcoux, Hampshire
Thompsons Gallery, London
The London Art Fair
The National Print Exhibition
Beaux Arts, Bath
The Duke & Duchess of Bedford
The King Ranch, Texas
Lord & Lady Oaksey
The Duke and Duchess of Westminster
The Earl Cadogan
Dalham Hall Stud, Suffolk
Plantation Stud, Suffolk
The National Centren for Zoonotic Research
Mrs D Nicholson
Channel 4 Racing
At The Races
Jo Taylor was born in Lancashire and studied at Leeds Metropolitan University, (1988-1991). Although her specialty is horses, her love of animals in general results in her tendency to paint a variety, always aiming to capture their energy and spirit. All her works are drawn from life, and much time is spent watching and drawing the horse at rest and at work – on the gallops, at the racecourse and in studs. This gives her images a sense of immediacy, an energetic feel and an understanding of the subject.
Jo Taylor works in ink, watercolor, acrylic, wax and oil, which she frequently mixes to create rich, luscious, often textural and vibrant surfaces. Sculptors, such as Rodin and Marini have been great inspirations to Jo Taylor. However, due to growing more involved in graphic work, she has becoming increasingly influenced by Dürer and Degas.
Jo Taylor has shown work in many exhibitions around the UK including Christies (1992-7), Manchester Academy (1996), RA Summer Exhibition (1997), JA Allen, London (1997) and Beaux Arts, Bath (1998). Her work is in private collections including the Duke of Windsor and the Marquis and Marchioness of Tavistock.
Thompson’s Gallery exhibited works by esteemed contemporary equestrian painter Jo Taylor at the CLA Game Fair in Blenheim Palace between 22nd – 24th July 2011. The exhibition then travelled to Thompson's Gallery Marylebone, where the works were on display alongside the sculptures of Andrew Lacey, Tom Greenshields and Angela Hunter.
Jo Taylor’s observant portraits of horses illustrate the physicality and nature of this exquisite beast in all its form and beauty. Her paintings are a presentation writ large of our relationship to this most revered animal.
Jo Taylor’s artworks combine her two great passions, horses and painting. Always drawn from life, Taylor’s works see her travelling to the world’s most renowned race tracks, although, she does not always restrict her subject matter to that of racing. In fact, horses of all disciplines come under the scrutiny of Taylor’s artistic eye. On display at Thompson's Gallery Marylebone are several of Taylor’s latest contributions to the medium, never before exhibited.