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Jane Taylor

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Artwork for Jane Taylor

Chamaedorea Elegans

Vriesea Splendens

Ficus Ginseng

Viburnum plicatum


Streptocarpus Pretty Turtle

Slipper orchids

Cereus Spiralis


How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

My watercolour paintings are created by studying beautiful and unusual live plants. These include both indoor specimens and outdoor garden plants and shrubs.
To create any painting, requires intense scrutiny of your subject and so you need to focus on something which inspires and motivates your finished work.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Being an artist enables me to fully immerse myself in the beauty of creation and to approach an understanding of form and light and shade.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

My name is Jane Taylor and I set up my art company Paperleafprint on Etsy UK (etsy.com/uk/shop/paperleafprint) to sell my botanical prints.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I draw or paint every day, but consider that I am constantly learning and my work is evolving.
I found amazing comfort in my work during the enforced restrictions of the Covid Pandemic.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

I am a self-taught watercolourist, previously tutored by Sue Linton, but with no formal Art education.
My first husband trained at the Norwich School of Art in Graphic Design and I do feel that my paintings show some absorption of his style, although he sadly died before being able to impart his technical brilliance.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

December 2023 - Bear Steps Gallery - Shrewsbury
April 2021 - Old Stables Gallery - Leominster
June/July 2021 - Ludlow Fringe Art Trail
August 2023 - Ludlow Art Society Exhibition - Lord Mayor's Prize Winner
September 2021 - Shropshire Art Society Exhibition at the Old Bear Steps Gallery
November 2021 - St. Laurence's Church Medieval Bazaar
February 2022 - Worcester Cathedral Spring Fayre
March 2022 - Whitchurch Caldecott Festival - Artist in Residence

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

My cards and prints are available from The Gallery, Ludlow . Shropshire Libraries, John R.Thomas florist in Church Stretton, The Ledbury Leaf and The Garden Room Shrewsbury, all sell a selection of my cards. Trumpet Corner have the full range, plus a few original watercolours.
I also sell my prints online through Etsy. (etsy.com/uk/shop/paperleafprint)
My originals are available from my studio gallery "Plant Portraits" at "Tall Trees" Burway Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1DT , telephone 07523587800 plus The Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge.

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