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Still Life with Chinese Lanterns

Joyce Taylor

Born and raised in Aberdeenshire, Joyce Taylor studied drawing and painting at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen where she was one of three students in her year who were awarded the Patrick Allan Fraser Hospitalfield Scholarship. It was during that summer she was drawn to the villages and harbours of the Angus coast. Coastal villages, boats and seascapes are still an inspiration for her work, especially her local villages of Pennan, Crovie and Gardenstown.

When driving conditions are poor, preventing her from getting to the coast, Joyce works in her rural studio on still life painting or works from sketches previously completed outdoors.

After several years teaching art and design in secondary schools, where she was a Faculty Head of Art Design and Technology, Joyce decided to take early retirement so she could concentrate on her own creativity, and she has recently returned to painting full time.

Joyce has had the privilege of exhibiting her work in solo exhibitions in the UK, France and Canada.

Her paintings can be found in corporate collections in Scotland and France and in private collections in UK, France, Qatar, Jamaica, Germany, Norway and Canada.