In this abstract painting, Canadian artist Noreen Taylor has captured the colour of a slate gray sky signalling an approaching storm. Her work, often inspired by the natural world, explores colour, form and pattern. As an artist, she is most interested in the emotion that each painting evokes.
“Looking at clouds as they dotted the sky finally offered the opportunity of delving into why that vision was so compelling. The actual cloud formations or the sunset were not of interest (nice as they were) but the juxtapositions of colour and the patterns created were what kept me spellbound.” Noreen Taylor
Born in 1947 and raised in Toronto, Noreen Taylor acquired both her B.Ed. and a M.A. in Art History at the University of Toronto.
Taylor is a highly respected businesswoman, visual arts teacher and philanthropist who has helped shape art policy in the Toronto area. She has been a board member of several key arts organizations including the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Gardiner Museum. Taylor chaired the McMichael Canadian Collection of Canadian Art and was the founding Artistic Director for the Claude Watson School for the Arts. Since the 1970’s she has exhibited in numerous solo, and group shows in Canada and the U.S. She has also contributed illustrations to several publications.