Artist Mary Taylor works in a studio surrounded by native forest in the Waitakere River Valley.
Her works include limited edition etchings and paintings.
She follows a traditional process with etchings, involving nitric acid to etch zinc plate and a manual printing press. Each work is hand-coloured and part of a limited edition.
Her paintings are on board or canvas and she uses both acrylic and oils.
Mary’s favourite subjects are New Zealand’s flora and fauna, coastal landscapes and pristine wilderness. Important themes include the beauty found in nature and the peace and sense of stillness in a very busy world.
Her book Old Blue: the Rarest Bird in the World won the AIM non-fiction award. Mary is represented in New Zealand’s Favourite Artists (ed Denis Robinson) and her work has been shown in New York and Beijing.