Artist: Elizabeth Taylor

Medium:  Acrylic on Canvas

Size: Approx: H30cm x W30cm


Balloons, "This womans face shows a mixture of hope and anxiety. She is looking into the future and is hopeful that she can fulfil her hopes and dreams. But she is still beset by the restrictions and fears that have been the lot of women since the beginning of time"

Elizabeth Taylor | Balloons

  • Elizabeth Taylor
    Acrylic and Oil Painting

    What inspires me as an artist? 

    The magical Dandenong Ranges, in which I have lived for nearly 20 years, is a primary inspiration to me. These  misty mountains provides subject matter, and are an inspiring landscape of  mystery and  changing atmosphere - and for me, a new place of belonging. 

    I am inspired by the work of many of the greats in the world of the visual arts. I find most pleasure in the works of European painters of the early twentieth century - Matisse, Picasso, Kandinsky - where colour is vibrant and emotionally powerful. I admire the American painter Edward Hopper, for his combination of realism with an undertone of something primal, tense, and sometimes almost surrealist. Charles Blackman, the magnificent Australian painter, created pictures with similar resonance. 
    My own desire is mainly to evoke a realistic optimism through colour and simple images. People sometimes say that my paintings make them feel happy- which is a wonderful  accolade. 

    Grandma Moses, the American painter who found her voice and fame in her seventies with her extraordinary artistic fecundity, is of course an inspiration to anyone setting out as an artist in later life!

connect - explore  - create - learn - come alive

Kapi Art Space

1282 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Kalorama

Email: kapiartspace@gmail.com

0447 358 006

Never miss out on our latest

workshops, classes and events!