Melanie Taylor’s paintings and drawings are an interpretation of observations from the natural world. Inspired by places experienced and known, the works evoke the sense of moving through a space. They challenge us to consider the idea and memory of Landscape/Place, and exist in the margin between reality and imagination. The images are inspired by the active land and the importance of environmental preservation, inviting reference to the real spaces that inspired them. In the paintings marks and gestural notations allude to the materialization of forms, allowing for process and the role of chance to be revealed in the image. Elemental forces of gravity, paint application and removal interconnect within the image. The coexistence of the unpredictable and deliberate relates to the factual and uncontrollable in nature and its vunerability to climate change.
Melanie Taylor received her BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and her MA Fine Art from the University of Southampton, UK, at the Winchester School of Art. She has exhibited her work in galleries and museums in the UK, USA, Spain and India, and her work is held in numerous private and public collections.
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