Early ConversationJanet Taylor
- 11x14 acrylic and mixed media on 640lb cotton paper with a partial deckled edge
- Image size is 9x12
Everything has a gesture–every object, every being, every interaction. It’s a statement of its energy, of what it is. Janet draws from her personal stories and daily walks in nature to find these gestures, these essential motifs, and translate them into the language of her paintings.
Janet work in layers of acrylic, graphite and crayon, building texture and depth. Using an accumulated vocabulary of gestures, she make marks on the painting, and then respond to those marks in an ongoing conversation with the work. She experiments and then pauses. Risks and then retreats. It’s a process of engagement and distillation, keeping what belongs and letting go of what doesn’t. Events are veiled, overwritten, or later exposed, leaving traces of their passage. Slowly, the paintings build their own history and develop a sense of place.
These rich paintings are created on 640lb cotton Paper with a partial deckled edge.
Following her BFA, Janet pursued a career in graphic design, interactive media and photography. In 2016 she returned to fine art and has been building her studio practice since then. Her work is in collections in Canada, the US the UK, and Bermuda, and has been seen in Style at Home and Uppercase magazines, and on HGTV Home Tours.
After many years in the Toronto area, Janet recently followed the sound of the sea, and moved her studio to Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia.