In Our Gallery with Kate Taylor

Lockdown led Kate Taylor to delve into her arts practice, with acrylic piece 'Uterus' inspired by her studies in women's rights.

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How long have you been an artist and how did you get started? 

I have always dabbled in art for fun but I began taking it more seriously around two years ago.

Being at home studying through the pandemic greatly contributed to me learning more about painting. 

What was the inspiration behind this piece?

One of my university majors was in psychology, so mental health and societal issues are common themes in my works.

'Uterus' was inspired by current women's rights movements, as well as distress surrounding the menstrual cycle which I was learning about in my university studies at the time. 

What medium was used and how does this reflect your usual practice?

Like most of my pieces, 'Uterus' is an acrylic painting.

It has many darker layers with splashes of yellows and greens, as well as pinks and reds in the central part of the canvas.

I like to think that the layering evokes the idea that what you see isn't all that exists. 

What do you love most about what you do?

I love being able to transform a blank canvas and some tubes of paint into something beautiful and evocative. 

What advice would you give to others who are just beginning to explore art?

Just go for it and enjoy the process.

It is so exciting to see something you have made hanging up in lights.

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