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.

http://artbattle.com/

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Space Between


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

Monday, July 8, 2013

'Mothertree'

 


'Mothertree'
30" x 40"
Acrylic and 23kt gold leaf

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Reacher


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"

Bones

Bones
Photography 8x10"

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Forest Horse




Copper in homemade pine frame
16" w incl. frame
$275
SOLD

Landscape




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

Fossil




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!

https://www.facebook.com/Old4thBrewingCompany

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 -  http://www.lafermedandre.com/en/index.php

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Cosmic Hen

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

Music happening by the Midnyte Revival, 8:45pm
http://www.myspace.com/themidnyterevival

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 http://www.cynthiagatien.com/.

'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"




Sculpture
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!

FARMERS FEED CITIES

Monoculture vs. Diversity

Installation
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

Illustration




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: http://www.artistswanted.org/




Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Attempt to Quantify

Carved and punched pine, enamel paint
SOLD

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

Dressing



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"
 
SOLD

 

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

"Abbies"

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

"Ironwood Tree"



25" x 11
Rusty iron, pine, resin
SOLD

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.

SOLD

"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!

"Underneath"


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.

SOLD


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"




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.

"City"

Sculpture 36" h, cedar

"Toxic Landscape"

I have used junked circuitboards to depict an industrial park. This sculpture is the first in a series featuring discarded computer parts as landscape.

Friday, January 1, 2010

"Mare's Nest", to be published in Ex Arte Equinus 3 book



Polymer clay and horsehair, 3". Listed on Show juried works list, Ex Arte Equinus 3
http://www.arthorsemagazine.com/exarte3/gallery_sculpture3.html

I am very pleased to learn that my little sculpture "Mare's Nest" was accepted by the jury of Ex Arte Equinus 3, an international competition for equine art. The sculpture's image will be published in the book of the same name. The competition is run by Art Horse Magazine.
Digital prints of "Mare's Nest" photo available.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"Still" - a progression




I suppose it appears here as a 'regression' - but you get the idea.

The blue horse started as the original non-conformist, bucking the flow, serenely and securely... it has evolved into the otherworldly image of a departed friend who has peacefully 'stopped', while the flux and flow of this life continues on.