Shell Abstract by Jay Taylor

A shell found in Mabelthorpe, UK by my daughter, photographed against the backdrop of the backing board I use to protect the surrounding area when I’m painting. The combination of the two really caught my eye and inspired me to capture them together on camera…!

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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  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanover 4 years ago

    Such a beautiful image Jay. Dont you think it is wonderful when you happen on something almost accidental. Fantastic work

  • Thank you, Angela – yes, I do so love those moments where the unexpected discovery or flash of inspiration suddenly bursts through: it is right up there on my ‘list of things that make life worth living’ :-)

    – Jay Taylor

  • Bumchkin
    Bumchkinover 4 years ago

    wow! this is lovely!

  • Thank you :-)

    – Jay Taylor

  • Redviolin
    Redviolinover 4 years ago

    What a terrific image….beautiful

  • Thank you, Christine – for the lovely feedback and the favourite :-)

    – Jay Taylor

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • Thank you, Francis :-)

    – Jay Taylor

  • emel
    emelover 4 years ago

    beautiful image!

  • Thank you for the positive feedback and the favourite, emel – both are much appreciated :-) Jay

    – Jay Taylor

  • Heidi Erisman
    Heidi Erismanover 4 years ago

    Jay – I just discovered you and your gallery. Your imagination and skills are awesome. I love what you are doing and look forward to being a fan!

  • Aww, thank you, Heidi – what a lovely thing to say :-) You just brightened up my already sunny morning by several degrees! hugs Jay

    – Jay Taylor

  • MIchelle Thompson
    MIchelle Thompsonover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous – love it

  • Thank you, Michelle – so lovely to get such a positive response :-)

    – Jay Taylor

  • Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)
    Gina Ruttle (...over 4 years ago

    Another beauty, Jay. Plus another Favorite! I think I could Fave your entire portfolio.

  • LOL – thank you for all the favourites and all the great comments, Gina – they are truly very much appreciated :-) Jay

    – Jay Taylor

  • allicata
    allicataover 4 years ago

    Those are wonderful textures and colors, super work!

  • Thank you, Allison – I’m glad I grabbed the camera!

    – Jay Taylor

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