HELEN A TAYLOR
Helen Taylor’s artwork explores how the natural world links with and influences structures and objects made by humans.
Using the medium of printmaking, (mainly woodcut and Linocut, often combined with watercolour painting), underpinned by intense and detailed drawings, grounded in process, she intertwines and layers flowers and leaves with architectural structures and domestic objects. Her work is sculptural in its use of line and shape, but also takes the intense colours of flora to contrast with the flat shades of our constructed world.
Taylor has a Master’s degree in Printmaking and is an associate member of the SGFA (The Drawing Society).
For many years she worked in arts education as a tutor, teaching across all age groups particularly with differently abled and hard to reach groups of people. Latterly she was Director of a leading arts and health charity, and set up one of the first Arts on Prescription projects in the uk. She stepped down from this post a few years ago with the aim of concentrating on her own arts practice. She now works from her home studio in Milton Keynes.
Taylor exhibits widely, including The Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair; Society Graphic Fine Artists; Royal Institute Painters in watercolour, Society Botanical Artists and Royal Society Painter Printmakers.
She has work in private collections in the UK and overseas.