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This series of paintings was inspired by a challenge to limit my colour palette to the four-colour range used by a friend of mine: yellow ochre, black, white and burnt sienna. I tried using them unmixed, and it really wasn’t working for me – so I mixed them to a variety of shades that I found more appealing to work with, and began to have fun… :-) (Of course, the addition of the metallic embellishments was cheating – but I couldn’t resist!)

There is a lot of detail work in this artwork, which took many hours to complete. None of the shapes and faces you may see were deliberately worked: they all manifested spontaneously. I wonder if you can spot the big fish swallowing the little fish which gave the piece its name…?

W&N Artists’ Acrylics and mixed media on canvas, original 35cm x 35cm

Original artwork by Jay Taylor, copyright and all rights reserved

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An expressionistic, exploratory artist, I create without restraint or intent. I am a passionate advocate of natural learning, and this organic approach informs all of my work, giving my creations their vibrancy and spontaneity. An abiding love of nature keeps me going when my rather warped sense of humour fails. Above all, I reject the dysfunction and pain our culture perpetuates. More of the same is of no interest to me. I say “YES” to that which is life-serving: let a new paradigm emerge!

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