Monday, September 9, 2019

Lots of pots, and upcoming studio tour

The last weekend of September 2019 is our regional studio tour (“Apples and Art”), and we will be having open studio days at the farm. On view and available to purchase will be my usual eclectic array of art, with the addition of quite a few funky pots!

funky pots!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Apples and Art Studio Tour 2018

A big 'thank you' to all who stopped by, checked out the work, chatted, and made purchases. It was a fun weekend with a great bunch of artists and an excellent way to jump back in, so to speak. My new pottery was well received, so... back to the wheel I shall happily go!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

'Vinyl Paintings'

'Hen and Egg'
'Dappled Horse'
and together: 'Dappled Horse', 'Spotted Horse', and 'Old Spotted One'.
Each is 19"x23"
Vinyl on plexiglass and MDF
'Dappled Horse' and 'Old Spotted One' are sold.



Sunday, March 2, 2014

"Big Cat Sticker'
30"x24" acrylic on wood

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Art Battle Ottawa!

Art Battle (Live Competitive Painting), Ottawa, Ontario
Oct. 1st, 2013

Artists, at circled easels, each create a painting in 20 minute rounds while the audience circles, watches, cheers, yells, photographs... and ultimately votes. Intense! It's a race... it's a battle! Paint everywhere! Very cool.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Space Between

Space Between
Copper and salvaged pine
Relief, approx. 12" x 12"

Monday, July 8, 2013



30" x 40"
Acrylic and 23kt gold leaf

Saturday, June 29, 2013


Found/salvaged objects, copper, MDF
About 12" high

Friday, June 28, 2013

Virtual Park

'Virtual Park'
Found and salvaged objects, circuitboard
10" x 10" x 8"


Photography 8x10"

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Forest Horse

Copper in homemade pine frame
16" w incl. frame


Acrylic and gold leaf on Masonite mounted on panel
image 5x7"
$150 frame included

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cosy Horses

1. Abby and My Old Quilt
2. Cosy

6" x 6"
Acrylic and found image on canvas

Fun little paintings... I have done about 2 dozen of them, each different with the horses named. More are in the works.

These two are sold.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

John's Owl

Some recent copper work.

Embossed copper, 4" x 4"

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


c. 2012 Erica Taylor
8 x 10"
Mixed media with circuitboard

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Fungi and Mycelium


Fungi and Mycelium 2012 c. Erica Taylor
Found objects
14"h x 13.5"w x 9"d

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Logo creation for new local business

It's pretty neat to have a brewing company and hop yard in the area... the hop yard is fantastic!

I created their logo. Here it is:

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

SOLD 'Primeval Race'

Oil, 36"x 48"
Now in the collection of M. André Giguère: Teacher, mentor, connoisseur, and true lover of horses. I am so happy to have this piece land where there is such a strong, heartfelt bond between artist, collector, and painting. It will now be cherished, and shared with many, and I can't think of a better home for it.
M. Giguère is the founder of La Ferme d'André -

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Cosmic Hen

The art/music event 'Cosmic Easter' at Cornwall Regional Art Gallery  is tonight, 7pm - 10:30!

Music happening by the Midnyte Revival, 8:45pm

Art showing by Erica Taylor, Chad Coleman, Jeremy Pommier, Marc Carriere, Mr. Madan, Pat Ravary, and more...

Also on display is the current exhibition by Cynthia Gatien

'Cosmic Easter' suggested to me a 'Cosmic Hen' - so here she is:

"Cosmic Hen" 14"x11" acrylic and gold leaf on panel, Erica Taylor 2012

Monday, September 5, 2011

"Plough down sillion Shine"

18"l x 8"w x 9"h
found objects, resin, copper, horsehair

Title from 'The Windhover' by Gerard Manly Hopkins
Thanks to Judy Taylor for bringing this poem to my attention - after the sculpture was done!


Monoculture vs. Diversity

2' x 5' x 10"
found objects

For the Art of the Harvest show; I got thinking about cropping techniques.

Gingerbread Totem

Outdoor found object sculpture, ~ 8' x 4', was installed at Arbor Gallery/Centre for Contemporary Art in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, Aug. 2011 to October 2012. Vankleek Hill proclaims that it is the 'Gingerbread Capital of Ontario' - referring to the fancy wooden trim on many of its houses - so it seemed appropriate to pay homage somehow.

Monday, May 16, 2011


It is my pleasure to be creating a series of ink illustrations for some short stories by Hannah Ridolfi of Howick, QC. Her tales cleverly weave natural history with imagination to create a whimsical, lavishly detailed description of the goings-on in her garden. Here is the drawing for 'The Winter Robins'.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mother, Seeker, Shining, Dark

'Mother, Seeker, Shining, Dark (Self-portrait)
4.5" x 6.5"
Brass, artist's hair, resin, acrylic, copper
I thought I would do a self-portrait for a contest. Self-portraits are difficult, and bizarre... is there anything that would seem more self-absorbed than an artist creating a self-portrait? Anyway, here is my attempt: a different approach to your standard 'here is my face' take.

And here is what I wrote about it:

"This sculpture consists of a vessel, like a psyche, with a vector and a shining edge. It is lined with the artist's braided hair. The amulet-like contents, each representing a force or a personal state, nestle within, except Seeker, who is always reaching. Mother is central, nurturing and rock-like. Shining is joy and energy, Dark is shapeless and still. These are all totemish creatures. The artist has them cupped and cosy."

Here is the competition:

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Attempt to Quantify

Carved and punched pine, enamel paint

Tess Face

This is a print pulled from my horse's head. After teaching her that a large piece of paper covering her face was not to be feared, I applied non-toxic ink to her brow, nose and muzzle using a brayer, and then laid the paper and rubbed by hand. Every wrinkle, velvety texture, and whisker was captured in this testament to equine trust.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Mysterious Gate

17" h

Marble, wood, resin, variegated leaf, porcelain


12.5" h

resin, wood, copper wire, acrylic, marble, beads, abalone

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

'Woodland Frieze'

Complex, yet basic, women - recumbent amid curling vegetation - hang out symbiotically with plants for a while, and reflect.

Copper, 10" x 4"


Monday, February 7, 2011

In The Woods

Painting complete, paintbrush not included.

"In The Woods"
23kt gold leaf and acrylic on panel, 11" x 14"
So difficult to photograph, the gold confuses the camera. Colours are close, but better 'in the flesh'.
"Autumn ecstasy: she draws the sun-given life from the fallen leaves into herself; enigmatic forces curl into themselves for winter's sleep, and a small voyeur looks on, all under a metal sky".

SOLD appropriately to one of the most beautiful and real women I know.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

More Copper...

Image area approx. 4" wide.

Like him? Order one!
email for info!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Copper Embossing

I just thought I'd give it a try... and of course, I had some scrap copper lying around (one benefit of being a found object artist!). I love copper, and I like how it lends itself so nicely to relief work.
A handy skill! And neat on its own, or as part of larger things...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cave Horses

14" x 22" (approx.) hand-carved relief, HDU and acrylic

Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010


Hand-pulled screen print, approx. 20x16"
some prints available

"Ironwood Tree"

25" x 11
Rusty iron, pine, resin

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"Sky and Clothespins"

Acrylic and 22K gold leaf on beechwood panel, 16x12"

She is calm and confident, and eco-conscious. Post-afternoon-delight, he is just leaving the frame, and she is OK with that; she is bringing in the blanket they lay upon. This is an exploration of media and composition, celebrating femininity, the outdoors, and practicality.


"Fencepost Man"

Sculpture, found objects, 30"h

"Fencepost Man" is made from the remains of a cedar fencepost, with electric fence insulators and copper wire. He is very happy to be a man. Yay!


48" x 12"
Salvaged mirror, metallic and acrylic paint on masonite

"Underneath" explores the mixed feelings many of us experience as we contemplate our naked bodies and our sexuality. Initially, we see the surface: the reflection in the mirror. But there is another layer beneath that unstable plane, shadowed by its fragments: the self-image which is vulnerable and uncertain. Hopefully, we can also see the beauty there.


Friday, January 29, 2010

"Dark Has a Bone" woodcut

Woodcut print on Stonehenge paper, edition of 3, 1 left, 24" x 32"

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Temple, sculpture, 24"h

The "In the City" show (Arbor Gallery), from my statement:

I am firmly rooted in a rural way of life, and my take on 'City' is tinged with apprehension, awe, and a touch of cynicism. I appreciate the beauty that can be found there, but I am uncomfortable with some of the forces behind the pulses and the monuments of urban life.
These sculptures acknowledge the discovery of the hidden treasures within 'City', and the adulation of the flawed, decaying deity called capitalism, and the toxic marring of the Earth's surface by the industry of these seething colonies of humanity.
 They are not meant as a judgement, but as an observation of things that are quietly present while we tour 'City' seeking shiny, colourful, tasty things.