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Nature Nurture Blog
Visit my new nature blog, the natural extension of my encounters and observations with nature, including thoughts, poetry and photography with the intention of sharing an account of things I see on my walks by the sea, inland and in urban areas, for anyone who’s interested, as well as a journal for myself and any interested future generations.

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Welcome to my art portfolio, art tips, poetry and print shop!
My name is Karin but I prefer Cass or Cassidy.

To touch a heart, to spin a dream, to share a thought, a love, a special memory, these are the things that make life meaningful.


I create nostalgic designs to give a sense of harmony. May Gibbs, Holly Hobbie and Margaret Keane are strong influences from childhood.

About

As a child I loved illustrations I found comforting, that took me on imaginary journeys (Arabian Knights and Rudyard Kipling’s Just So stories) and with that in mind, it is my intention to create art that has a similar effect on children. Even as an adult, I am still in awe of natural world. I value beauty of simplicity and admire the innocence of childhood. I hope my work brings light and helps impart greater perspective.


Process

I’ve always been deeply reflective and think this feeds through to my art, my creative process has long been thought about before the creation takes place.

My paintings appear at times simplistic, but come about through lots of processing, combining things I’ve seen and heard, stories and images. I weed out the unecessary and include what I feel are the most important aspects, stylising my work as I go.

Intention

As we live in a timepoor world, my intention is to relieve tension and support a restive transcendent moment where peace is found. Temporary breaks in mindful moments, allow for a rest in the mind’s relentless patterns of thought, a gentle restart. I believe in mindfulness, meditation and exercise for whole body mind balance.

Themes

Themes that run through my work are many, including friendship, love, tolerance, beauty, nature, meditation, mindfulness, symbolism, Australian landscape (coastal and outback), melancholia, peace, transcendence, happiness, motherhood, lately my fascination with unusual animal friends has taken prominence.

Hobbies

My favourite thing to do (besides painting) is taking beach walks during which, much inspiration and perspective are found. I know no other greater enchantment than the sea.

Inspiration

Nature is my inspiration and the ocean my muse. I am self taught and also an enthusiastic iPhone Macro Photographer which informs my painting and poet

Ancestors

Recently to my great surprise, I learned I am a descendent of two very famous artists, John Constable and John Milton.

Dream

My dream would be to live in a lighthouse on a remote mountain, leading a simple life, with my best friend, goats and gulls, a backyard full of wildlife and nature. The ocean would be my front yard. Perfect bliss.

Major Influences

60’s and 70’s Traditional costume Tang and other Dynasties Indigenous peoples Society and culture Human Stories Behavioural Psychology Philosophical Thought Art Deco Art Nouveau History Vintage Poster art Vintage Toys Vintage clothes Antiques Ceramics Round forms The Australian Bush Vast expanses of water Flowing lines Tranquility Mindfulness Meditation Nature Philosophy Spirituality Poetry Music (folk, indie) Tattoo Art Contemporary Art Abstract Art Pop Surrealism Portraiture Realism

Contact karinlouisetaylor@gmail.com

Youtube videos of my painting process
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  • Joined: February 2008

Journal

My NEW Online Store

Recently I opened a new online store / Surf Culture Cards / It reflects surf lifestyle and culture, incorporating my photographs taken locally with hand drawn elements and spans a wide range of beautiful products. I hope you’ll take a look / My favourite products are / * acrylic blocks / * customisable clocks
Posted 18 days – 8 comments

Guide to Macro iPhone Photography by Karin Taylor

About Me / I’m a visual artist, poet and iPhone photographer from Australia, who likes to dabble in macro iPhone photography. I came across macro iPhone photography by accident! / I’ve always been intrigued by insects and that tiny other world they live in, in fact some of my earliest paintings depict beetles. I don’t know exactly why, but I think it has to do with their jewel…
Posted 9 months – 17 comments

Instagram Photography

Hello out there to all my friends, followers, collectors and fellow artists! / It’s been a while since I posted, but wanted to share what I’ve been up to lately. From time to time I have a switch of interest, be it music, painting, drawing, poetry or photography. All are equally important and special to me, but I find I must include a variety of creative outlets in my life, so that …
Posted 9 months – 14 comments

Behind the Scenes

Hi, if you’d like to see an extremely short behind-the-scenes slideshow created with the assistance of my daughter Sarah, demonstrating how I take my macro iPhone olloclip photos, using a baby praying mantis as the subject, you are in luck, just click here / Other Links* / Karin Taylor | Website & Blog / Karin Taylor | Art Portfolio Prints / Karin Taylor | Owls / Karin Taylor | Elephant…
Posted 11 months – 6 comments
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