Elsa Taylor lives and paints in her small cottage in the Cotswolds. Her inspiration derives from the surrounding countryside, from her travels to the Umbrian hills and from the dramatic beauty of the far north of Scotland and the coast of Cornwall – it is these very different landscapes that form the bedrock of her work.
The construction and composition of the landscape and also of flowers has sparked her interest in abstraction and a fascination with their colours, textures and patterns. Her paintings are of the heart and mind, an emotional response to the landscape. She has studied with Robin Child at the Lydgate Art Research Centre and his teaching continues to inform and inspire her work. His lectures and the subsequent intensive study of past masters has brought about an awareness and appreciation of art that changed the course of her painting.
Elsa has exhibited in London at The Mall Galleries and is a member of the Armed Forces Art Society. She won the Society prize in 2007 for her painting “Fort”, and the Thales prize 2011 for her painting “Ben Armine, Sutherland”
Royal West of England Academy, Briston
Bath Society of Artists
The Brian Sinfield Gallery, Burford
The Minster Gallery, Winchester
The John Adams Gallery, Ebury Street, London
The Merriscourt Gallery, Sarsden, Oxon
The Rosvik Gallery 2005 and 2007
Jerram Gallery, Sherborne