I am an emerging artist with a social conscience and psychological focus. I paint in all medias including acrylics, inks, oils, and mixed media as I enjoy incorporating many materials into my work.
I use warm palettes like reds contrasted with cool palettes to give my art that wow factor.I enjoy exploring the connection between colour plays on the human psyche and its ability to affect our emotions.
I try to embrace the love of nature in my work ,its varied colours, and ability to affect our emotions. My art could be described as expressive abstract with a focus on colour its vibrancy and ability to affect emotions and offer hope for the future.
I enjoy dancing around the canvas creating spontaneous marks and movement.
Artists who have influenced me Monet, Landscape artists like Scott Naismith, and Abstract artists like Joan Mitchell, William de Kooning, and Betty Krause Franks.
Art to me is a reminder of our humanity , no matter how busy and chaotic our lives become we need to keep that brush moving for our mental health. I hope to encourage people to feel a connection with my work and encourage a renewed hope for a brighter future.
That is why I paint.
ABSTRACT INTUITIVE EXPRESSIVE ARTIST SONDRA TAYLOR.
"NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF YOUR ART AS A CATALYST FOR POSITIVE CHANGE"
Sondra was raised in a small rural township surrounded by fields and forests, enjoying her freedom and seeking nature.
She has had careers as a Social Worker, Teacher, Guidance Counsellor specialising in art therapy. She has also worked in the design area for home decor.
She has attended workshops by well known Australian artists David Taylor, Amanda Hyatt, and UK tutors Ann Blockley, Jean Haines. She has exhibited at RACQ, Brookfield, Art West, and Lethbridge.
Her process involves the use of mixed media including spray paints, textured paste, stencils, acrylics, crayons, charcoals, stencils, collage and oils.
She has been inspired by the Impressionists, Helen Frankenhaler, Kadinsky, Jason Pollock, Joan Mitchell, William de Kooning, Scott Naismith, and Betty Franks Krause.
Her future plans the setting up ofan on line tutoring course focussing on art therapy and health.
She has been an avid supporter of a number of charities and plans to support charities in the future.
Her favourite saying is" Shine your Art and Change the World."
My artwork has been influenced by a number of artists including the impressionists including Monet, along with Kadinsky with bright vibrant colours and shapes. Modern influences with artists including Joan Mitchell, William de Kooning, Jason Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler, Scott Naismith with his colourful landscapes , and finally Betty Franks Krause .
2018 and 2019 Exhibition with Quota for Zephyr Foundation supporting families escaping difficult situations and providing educational support.
Brookfield Art Show Award for Emerging Artist.
2022 Art West Second Prize in the Acrylic Category.
2022 Exhibited at RQAS, LETHBRIDGE Gallery.
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