Published: 2 April 2020

#thompsonsstudiovisits STUDIO GRAND NATIONAL

Those of you who would have been at Aintree this week enjoying the Grand National and everything that goes with it, take a moment and enjoy this insight into the work of Jo Taylor and her studio.For the past few days, Jo has been spending time in the studio reflecting on what this week normally means for so many of us and has been at the easel with charcoal in hand producing her own Aintree. Powerful and dynamic charcoals exhibiting the strength and power of jumpers at Aintree. Jo's companion, Finbar the rescue greyhound who is also providing constant inspiration despite having just nicked a packet of butter!

Jo Taylor is based in Lancashire and obtained her degree from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1991. Taylor completed an artist's residency at the University of Liverpool's Department of Veterinary Science, where she developed a strong understanding of animal anatomies (equestrian, in particular). Taylor is the first female artist to have exhibited her work at the Jockey Club, a milestone testament to her unparalleled ability to render horses and their electric spirit. Jo exhibits regularly with Thompson's Galleries and regularly appears at fairs in London and across the country.