Alison Taylor

Artist Biography

Alison Taylor is a British born Canadian artist. Born in York, England, she immigrated with her family to Africa in 1963 and then to Canada in 1969.


Brought up in a household equal parts science and art with always a dog or two has inspired a great respect and empathy for animals and the natural world. It is this inspiration that is the focus of her art practice.


Alison’s work is influenced by painters such as Susan Rothenberg, Cecily Brown and Philip Guston. What drew her to these artists is the combination of simplicity of idea with the expressive and sophisticated application of paint. Alison’s paintings explore the boundaries between abstraction and representation. They go through many intuitive changes involving drips, splatters and corrections until they have evolved to a point where they are suddenly and often unexpectedly finished.


Alison has participated in multiple group and and one-woman shows and has been awarded two visual arts grants. She has paintings at Warehouse Artworks in Winnipeg, and in private collections in Canada, England and Germany.


Presently working from her studio in Sooke.