Artist Mary Taylor works in a studio surrounded by native forest in the Waitakere River Valley.
Her works include limited edition etchings and paintings.
Mary 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.
Mary's paintings are on board or canvas and she uses both acrylic and oils.
Mary’s favorite 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.
Mary's 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.