Summer Storm

More Works By Noreen Taylor Oil On Canvas 2020
36 × 60 in 91.44 × 152.4 cm

About Summer Storm

The gray palette of a summer storm as clouds roll in is characterized in this abstract painting by Noreen Taylor. She often uses nature as inspiration for her work and expresses an image in colour, form, and pattern. As an artist, she is most interested in the emotion that each painting evokes.

“A Canadian artist, Paul Fournier, once told me that “80% of what you know is about how you feel about what you’ve seen.” These paintings try to embody that teaching.” 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.