Kate Taylor

Our humanity is coupled to our connection to nature. My work explores the unique forms and colours of nature and how they are an integral part of our lives. Capturing the energy in dynamic lines or communicating calm water, the visual is simplified to the barest elements; simplified but multi-layered to communicate the true complexity of our relationship with nature. The main theme always reflects nature’s subtleties and how we are intrinsically a part of this. The large format works encourage viewers to be encompassed by nature and to be more thoughtful of their place within it.

Working solely with a palette knife, I work to infuse my paintings with energy and playfulness; mixing the paint directly on the canvas to create unexpected results. I work in acrylics so that I can more easily manipulate the surface and layers of paint, building colours and patterns, overlapping bold and complementary colours.