Carrie Taylor

Carrie Taylor Photo


Carrie Taylor studied at Harrogate College of Art and Bradford Art College and was also taught by Jean Georges Simon, a Hungarian artist who became an important influence on her work.
Simon was a close friend of Bourdelle and Modigliani when he lived and worked in Paris.

Carrie lives in St. Just-in-Penwith, where her lifelong fascination with natural history is blended in her paintings with her observations of hedgerows, moorland, water and rocks throughout the seasons.

'The paintings  are  based on my observations travelling the lanes and by-ways near my home in St Just-in-Penwith. They are closely related to the changing seasons, whilst at the same time covering the many and varies aspects of West Cornwall. When I first came to live and work here I was enchanted by the seemingly endless variety of plants that make the Cornish hedges into wild gardens. Many of my paintings celebrate the untamed patches of nature, however small they may be. Each turn in a track or a lane reveals an intricate network of leaves and branches and each rock-hollow on the seashore, a secret world of reflections, pebbles and seaweed'.

Exhibitions

2012

Mixed/ joint shows

Kilnhanger, Surrey

‘Cornish Artists', Riverside Gallery, London

McAllister Thomas Fine Art, Surrey

The Bank Square Gallery, Cornwall

‘Autumn Collection', The Great Atlantic Gallery, Cornwall (joint show with Darren Stevenson)

‘Spring Exhibition', Trelissick Gallery, Cornwall (mixed show)

‘The Chelsea Art Fair' 2012 (mixed show)

‘A Natural Affinity', McAllister Thomas Fine Art, Surrey

‘A Summer in West Penwith', The Bank Square Gallery, Cornwall

Kilnhanger, Surrey

2011

Solo show

Mixed/ joint shows

'Chasing colour', The Great Atlantic Galleries, Cornwall

New Year show Show

‘Mixed exhibition', Cornwall

‘Summer Art Fair', St. Mary's School, Ascot (The Great Art Galleries roadshow)

‘Spring Exhibition', Trelissick Gallery, Cornwall

‘20/21 International Art Fair' Royal College of Art

‘Gallery Summer Exhibition

‘The Little Picture Show', McAllister Thomas Fine Art, Surrey

‘Cornish Artists', Riverside Gallery, London

2010

Solo show

Mixed/ joint shows

‘A Wild Charm', The Great Atlantic Galleries, Cornwall

‘Spring Show', Tresillick Gallery, Cornwall

‘Affordable Art', Cape Cornwall , Cornwall ; Ballard School , Hampshire – The Great Atlantic roadshows

‘A Small Collection', online exhibition

‘The End of the Land', Cape Cornwall , Cornwall

‘Midsummer Exhibition', The Great Atlantic Bank Square Gallery, Cornwall

‘Paintings, prints & photographs', The Whitestone Gallery, St. Peter's School, York

‘ Truro Three Arts Exhibition', Cornwall

‘Christmas Art Fair' – The Art Haus, Plymouth College ; St. John's School , Surrey ; St. George's College, Surrey – The Great Atlantic roadshows

‘A Little Picture Show', Rainyday Gallery, Cornwall

‘Parallel Horizons'

‘Three Landscape Painters', Seascape Gallery, Surrey

‘December Light', Glasshouse Gallery, Cornwall

‘Fields, Flowers & Hedgerows', The Art Haus, Plymouth College – The Great Atlantic roadshows

2009

Solo show

Mixed/ joint shows

‘The Nature of Paint', The Great Atlantic Galleries, Cornwall

‘Spring & Summer Exhibitions', Trelissick Gallery, Cornwall

‘Affordable Art at The Cape' – four quaterly showings throughout the year

‘Affordable Art Fair', Ballard School , Hampshire

‘Art for All', Reed's School, Surrey

‘ Truro Three Arts'

‘Art on the Move', St. John 's School.Surrey & The Bon Bernard Gallery, Dean Close School , Gloucestershire

‘ Edinburgh Art Fair'

Gallery SCA, Shropshire

‘The Quite Big Picture Show', Rainyday Gallery, Cornwall

2008

Solo show

Mixed/ joint shows

‘Country Days', The Great Atlantic Galleries, Cornwall

Spring, summer & winter exhibitions, Trelissick Gallery, Cornwall

‘Autumn Collection'

‘Road Show Shrewsbury ', The Great Atlantic Galleries

‘December in Colour', Glasshouse Gallery, Cornwall

‘A Little Picture Show', Rainyday Gallery, Cornwall

‘Kilnhanger Arts ‘08', Surrey `

2007

Solo show

Mixed/ joint shows

‘A Natural Colour', The Great Atlantic Galleries, Cornwall

Spring, summer & winter exhibitions, Trelissick Gallery, Cornwall

‘Kilnhanger Arts '07 Summer Exhibition', Surrey `

‘The Little Picture Show', Rainyday Gallery, Cornwall – two annual showings

‘December Light', Glasshouse Gallery, Cornwall

2006

Solo show

Mixed/ joint shows

‘Out of the Gallery', St. Just, Cornwall

‘Fine Art from the Celtic Fringe‘, St. Edward's School, Oxford

‘My Favourite Place ', The Great Atlantic Galleries, Cornwall

‘Evoking the Spirit Nature', The Mall Galleries, London

‘Autumn Exhibition', Trelissick Gallery, Cornwall

2005

Solo show

 

Mixed/ joint shows

‘Celtic Shades West Cornwall ', The Great Atlantic Galleries. Cornwall

‘Celtic Shades South Wales ', The Great Atlantic Galleries, Monmouthshire

‘The Penwith Peninsular'

‘Summer 2005 Exhibition', The Great Atlantic Galleries, Cornwall

The Chapel Gallery, Saltram House, Devon

2004

Solo show

Mixed/ joint shows

‘Four Seasons', The Great Atlantic Gallery, Cornwall

‘Heartfelt', The Great Atlantic Gallery, Cornwall

‘Introducing…' , The Great Atlantic Gallery, Cornwall

‘Little by Little', The Great Atlantic Gallery, Cornwall

‘Selection Box', The Great Atlantic Gallery, Cornwall

2003

Mixed/ joint shows

‘Made in Cornwall ', Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art Gallery , Hampshire

‘Summer Special', The Great Atlantic Gallery, Cornwall

2002

Mixed/ joint shows

Avalon Art, Cornwall

‘The Little Picture Show', Rainyday Gallery, Cornwall

The Salthouse Gallery, Cornwall

2001

Mixed/ joint shows

‘Celtic Festival', Arts Centre, Plymouth , Devon

Out of the Blue, Cornwall

‘Something Personal', Dick the Dog, Cornwall

‘Painting, Sculpture & Ceramics', The Schoolhouse Gallery, Cornwall