Wednesday, September 24, 2014

'Spotted Horse' in AOE Selections juried show, Ottawa ON

'Spotted Horse'
Signmaker's vinyl on plexiglass on MDF
c. Erica Taylor 2014
Check out the exhibition online:

Sunday, March 23, 2014

'Vinyl Paintings'

'Hen and Egg'
'Dappled Horse'
and together: 'Dappled Horse', 'Spotted Horse', and 'Old Spotted One'.
Each is 19"x23"
Vinyl on plexiglass and MDF
'Dappled Horse' and 'Old Spotted One' are sold.



Sunday, March 2, 2014

"Big Cat Sticker'
30"x24" acrylic on wood

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Art Battle Ottawa!

Art Battle (Live Competitive Painting), Ottawa, Ontario
Oct. 1st, 2013

Artists, at circled easels, each create a painting in 20 minute rounds while the audience circles, watches, cheers, yells, photographs... and ultimately votes. Intense! It's a race... it's a battle! Paint everywhere! Very cool.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Space Between

Space Between
Copper and salvaged pine
Relief, approx. 12" x 12"

Monday, July 8, 2013



30" x 40"
Acrylic and 23kt gold leaf

Saturday, June 29, 2013


Found/salvaged objects, copper, MDF
About 12" high

Friday, June 28, 2013

Virtual Park

'Virtual Park'
Found and salvaged objects, circuitboard
10" x 10" x 8"


Photography 8x10"

Friday, June 14, 2013

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Soon! July 7th opening of "Branches" Exhibition

I will be doing a duo show with artist/photographer Jacqueline Milner, this summer at the AOE Gallery in Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa.

"Branches" will feature sculpture, photography and mixed media work that explores the life and plight of trees and forests.

Opening/vernissage will take place in the afternoon of July 7th. All are welcome! Refreshments, meet the artists, and check out this great facility, which has 2 other galleries to view as well.

Most work in "Branches" will be available for sale.The show will run from early July to mid-August.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Forest Horse

Copper in homemade pine frame
16" w incl. frame


Acrylic and gold leaf on Masonite mounted on panel
image 5x7"
$150 frame included

Tree and Wind

Copper, gold leaf, and homemade pine frame.
16" w incl. frame

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cosy Horses

1. Abby and My Old Quilt
2. Cosy

6" x 6"
Acrylic and found image on canvas

Fun little paintings... I have done about 2 dozen of them, each different with the horses named. More are in the works.

These two are sold.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

John's Owl

Some recent copper work.

Embossed copper, 4" x 4"

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


c. 2012 Erica Taylor
8 x 10"
Mixed media with circuitboard

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Fungi and Mycelium


Fungi and Mycelium 2012 c. Erica Taylor
Found objects
14"h x 13.5"w x 9"d

Monday, October 29, 2012

'Gifted' Small Works Show

The Arbor Gallery/Centre for Contemporary Art is having its annual 'Gifted' show, featuring a wide variety of work from lots of regional artists: As well as larger paintings, drawings and framed photgraphy, there will be small works, unframed art including originals, linocuts and prints, artist-made ornaments, jewelry and pottery.

The gallery is jam-packed with cool stuff, and will be open on Friday (meet the artists on Saturday, 1pm).

I have 4 pieces in this show, and some copper ornaments.

Virtual Garden  SOLD  
found objects, 5"h x 5.5"w  

Churn and Buffer SOLD 
 found objects, 4.25"h x 5"w  

Creepy Crawly 
found objects, 5"h x 6.75"w
(sorry about the date, unfamiliar camera)  

Cosmic Hen
  acrylic and gold leaf on panel, 14"h x 10"w

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Logo creation for new local business

It's pretty neat to have a brewing company and hop yard in the area... the hop yard is fantastic!

I created their logo. Here it is:

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

'Plough Down' Gets Around

"Plough Down Sillion Shine" (sculpture, see previous post for details) has been accepted for the Selections 2012 AOE Arts Council juried show, which will take place in Trinity Gallery at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Ottawa, ON.

After doing so well at the Cornwall Regional Art Gallery's juried show, he is proving to be a hard worker indeed!

The Shenkman Arts Centre is an impressive brand new arts facility in Orleans: .

The show will open in late September.

SOLD 'Primeval Race'

Oil, 36"x 48"
Now in the collection of M. André Giguère: Teacher, mentor, connoisseur, and true lover of horses. I am so happy to have this piece land where there is such a strong, heartfelt bond between artist, collector, and painting. It will now be cherished, and shared with many, and I can't think of a better home for it.
M. Giguère is the founder of La Ferme d'André -

Monday, September 5, 2011

"Plough down sillion Shine"

18"l x 8"w x 9"h
found objects, resin, copper, horsehair

Title from 'The Windhover' by Gerard Manly Hopkins
Thanks to Judy Taylor for bringing this poem to my attention - after the sculpture was done!


Monoculture vs. Diversity

2' x 5' x 10"
found objects

For the Art of the Harvest show; I got thinking about cropping techniques.

Gingerbread Totem

Outdoor found object sculpture, ~ 8' x 4', was installed at Arbor Gallery/Centre for Contemporary Art in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, Aug. 2011 to October 2012. Vankleek Hill proclaims that it is the 'Gingerbread Capital of Ontario' - referring to the fancy wooden trim on many of its houses - so it seemed appropriate to pay homage somehow.

Monday, May 16, 2011


It is my pleasure to be creating a series of ink illustrations for some short stories by Hannah Ridolfi of Howick, QC. Her tales cleverly weave natural history with imagination to create a whimsical, lavishly detailed description of the goings-on in her garden. Here is the drawing for 'The Winter Robins'.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mother, Seeker, Shining, Dark

'Mother, Seeker, Shining, Dark (Self-portrait)
4.5" x 6.5"
Brass, artist's hair, resin, acrylic, copper
I thought I would do a self-portrait for a contest. Self-portraits are difficult, and bizarre... is there anything that would seem more self-absorbed than an artist creating a self-portrait? Anyway, here is my attempt: a different approach to your standard 'here is my face' take.

And here is what I wrote about it:

"This sculpture consists of a vessel, like a psyche, with a vector and a shining edge. It is lined with the artist's braided hair. The amulet-like contents, each representing a force or a personal state, nestle within, except Seeker, who is always reaching. Mother is central, nurturing and rock-like. Shining is joy and energy, Dark is shapeless and still. These are all totemish creatures. The artist has them cupped and cosy."

Here is the competition:

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Attempt to Quantify

Carved and punched pine, enamel paint

Tess Face

This is a print pulled from my horse's head. After teaching her that a large piece of paper covering her face was not to be feared, I applied non-toxic ink to her brow, nose and muzzle using a brayer, and then laid the paper and rubbed by hand. Every wrinkle, velvety texture, and whisker was captured in this testament to equine trust.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Mysterious Gate

17" h

Marble, wood, resin, variegated leaf, porcelain


12.5" h

resin, wood, copper wire, acrylic, marble, beads, abalone

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

'Woodland Frieze'

Complex, yet basic, women - recumbent amid curling vegetation - hang out symbiotically with plants for a while, and reflect.

Copper, 10" x 4"


Monday, February 7, 2011

In The Woods

Painting complete, paintbrush not included.

"In The Woods"
23kt gold leaf and acrylic on panel, 11" x 14"
So difficult to photograph, the gold confuses the camera. Colours are close, but better 'in the flesh'.
"Autumn ecstasy: she draws the sun-given life from the fallen leaves into herself; enigmatic forces curl into themselves for winter's sleep, and a small voyeur looks on, all under a metal sky".

SOLD appropriately to one of the most beautiful and real women I know.

Friday, January 21, 2011

'Toxic Landscape' in Cornwall juried show

Cornwall has its share of toxic landscape; however this one is easy to manage, as it's rather small.
I am pleased that this sculpture was chosen to be a part of the annual juried show, exhibiting at the Cornwall Regional Art Gallery, February 1 - March 11 2011.
Toxic Landscape 12" x 10" resin, circuitboard, MDF, acrylic

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Logo: 'Raise the Roof' campaign

Logo designed for the Raise the Roof fundraising campaign in Ormstown, Quebec, whose mission is to replace the roof on the historic Ormstown Fairgrounds arena. The Ormstown Exhibition was once the premiere spring fair in Eastern Canada, and still is a major fair event drawing huge crowds every June:

Monday, November 8, 2010

More Copper...

Image area approx. 4" wide.

Like him? Order one!
email for info!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Copper Embossing

I just thought I'd give it a try... and of course, I had some scrap copper lying around (one benefit of being a found object artist!). I love copper, and I like how it lends itself so nicely to relief work.
A handy skill! And neat on its own, or as part of larger things...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cave Horses

14" x 22" (approx.) hand-carved relief, HDU and acrylic

Monday, March 22, 2010


Hand-pulled screen print, approx. 20x16"
some prints available

"Ironwood Tree"

25" x 11
Rusty iron, pine, resin

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"Sky and Clothespins"

Acrylic and 22K gold leaf on beechwood panel, 16x12"

She is calm and confident, and eco-conscious. Post-afternoon-delight, he is just leaving the frame, and she is OK with that; she is bringing in the blanket they lay upon. This is an exploration of media and composition, celebrating femininity, the outdoors, and practicality.