Helen Taylor is a printmaker working in woodcut and etching with watercolour painting. She explores the natural world of flora, the incredible colours and shapes and sheer diversity of growing things. Plants which are bred and live in 'captivity', a possible future for many plant species, and for our experience of them, certainly those which may not be able to survive and adapt to long term changes to the environment and climate change. She is inspired by well-known botanical and architectural ‘meeting’ places such as Kew Gardens, where people and plants intersect. Taylor’s work underlines the contrast of the human manufactured domain of hard edges and straight lines with the abundance and freedom of shape, form and colour of the natural world.
Taylor has a first-class degree in Fine Art, and a Masters degree in printmaking and works from her home studio in Milton Keynes. She has recently had works accepted into exhibitions in London and overseas, including in 2020/21 The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Society Botanical Artists, Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, The Society of Women Artists and Great Print Exhibition 7, Reghed Gallery.
She has work in private collections in the UK, China, Australia, and the US. She is a member of The Printmakers Council.