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Jo Taylor - Horses Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
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It was 25 years ago that I suggested to Jo Taylor that George Stubbs drew and painted horses �from the inside out.� That if she were to follow a career as an equestrian artist, she should follow the George Stubbs model, �to seek the spirit of the animal and to not simply render the outward appearance of the beast.� In her work at Campden Gallery you will see the graphic evidence of that advice, namely some of the most dynamic and powerful equestrian studies by a British artist in the last fifty years.

In her solo exhibition at the Liverpool University Museum earlier this year I was especially drawn by the very sculptural nature of the new drawings. They reminded me of the preparatory work of sculptors, great sculptors. Whether measured in inches, feet or in hands, the drawings in question had a strange, sinuous monumentality about them, as though the artist was drawing them to be built at scale. The thorough knowledge of a horse�s skeletal architecture and physical nature is clear to see. Jo Taylor is a fellow of the Department of Veterinary Science at Liverpool University, a rare accolade. But it is the dark mystery of the very life force itself, �the spirit of horseness�, which this artist is able to both conjure and beautifully harness in her work which makes it so remarkable.

Later this year Jo Taylor is to have a solo exhibition of her work at the Jockey Club in Newmarket, clear testimony to the esteem her work is held in that most knowledgeable of horse circles. This will be the first such invitation to show a female artist�s work at the Jockey Club. It is interesting to note that worldwide, the collectors of her work range equally across the world of �Art� with that of �Horse.� This point would suggest to me that the great quality and standing of her work thrills and satisfies the sensibilities in both camps.

You ask me what is central to Jo Taylor�s gift? I will tell you�. it is drawing; drawing, a gloriously arcane skill in these days of the dominating digit, hers is that wonderful skill acquired through years of equestrian study in the field; rain and sun, winter and summer. Like Stubbs, and Daumier and Degas and all her long dead mentors, she is a terrific draughtswoman. You might ask to view her sketchbooks? I warn you, they smell of old jodhpurs, leather gaiters with just a whiff of the ghost of Geo. Stubbs breathing through the stitching.

I hope you enjoy looking at her work as much as I enjoy trumpeting about it.

John Ross, Gloom Hall, Yorkshire, October 2012

Jo Taylor: Kissing the Ground Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Jo Taylor: The Gathering Storm Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Kissing the Ground
mixed media on canvas
81 x 150 cm
  The Gathering Storm
mixed media on canvas
81 x 150 cm
 
Jo Taylor: Riding the Storm Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Jo Taylor: Alabaster Horse Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Riding the Storm
mixed media on canvas
81 x 150 cm
  Alabaster Horse
mixed media on canvas
81 x 150 cm
 
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Jo Taylor: Blood Horse II Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Jo Taylor: War Horse I Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Blood Horse II
mixed media on canvas
81 x 150 cm
  War Horse I
mixed media on canvas
150 x 81 cm
 
Jo Taylor: War Horse II Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Jo Taylor: Tempestuous Horse  Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
War Horse II
mixed media on canvas
152.5 x 101.5 cm
  Tempestuous Horse
mixed media on canvas
81 x 150 cm
 
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Jo Taylor: Eye of the Storm Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Jo Taylor: Fighting Horses Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Eye of the Storm
mixed media on canvas
150 x 81 cm
  Fighting Horses
mixed media on canvas
81 x 150 cm
Jo Taylor: Raw Bull Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Jo Taylor: War Horse Study Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Jo Taylor: Cold Day Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Raw Bull
mixed media on canvas
81 x 142 cm
  War Horse Study
mixed media on canvas
84 x 74 cm
Cold Day
mixed media on canvas
53.5 x 79 cm
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Jo Taylor: Tempestuous Horse Study Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Jo Taylor: Horse in a Storm Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Jo Taylor: Leaving the Ground Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Jo Taylor: Running Horse Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Tempestuous Horse Study
mixed media on canvas
51 x 81 cm
Horse in a Storm
mixed media on canvas
84 x 61 cm
Leaving the Ground
mixed media on canvas
33 x 58.5 cm
Running Horse
mixed media on canvas
40.5 x 66 cm
Jo Taylor: Ghost Rider Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Jo Taylor: War Horse I Study Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Jo Taylor: War Horse II Study Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Jo Taylor: Diving Horse Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Ghost Rider
charcoal on paper
53.5 x 73.5 cm
War Horse I Study
charcoal on paper
84 x 58 cm
War Horse II Study
charcoal on paper
84 x 58 cm
Diving Horse
charcoal on paper
58 x 84 cm
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Jo Taylor: Joyous Horse Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Jo Taylor: Free Horse Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Jo Taylor: Leaping Horse Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Jo Taylor: Running Away Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Joyous Horse
ink on paper
25.5 x 30.5 cm
Free Horse
ink on paper
25.5 x 30.5 cm
Leaping Horse
ink on paper
16.5 x 25.5 cm
Running Away
ink on paper
18 x 30.5 cm
Bull Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Crow Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Bull
ink on paper
20 x 25.5 cm
Crow
charcoal on paper
58 x 84 cm

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