A.J. Taylor – Pink Ash
For nearly two decades, A.J Taylor has regularly exhibited in Australia in solo and group shows. In 2018, he was the People’s Choice Winner for both the John Leslie Art Prize at Gippsland Art Gallery and the Sunshine Coast Prize at Caloundra Regional Gallery.
Taylor’s paintings reflect a sustained engagement with the Australian landscape. In this particular series, Pink Ash, he was inspired by an Australian native tree found throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales. It is particularly common on the Sunshine Coast, and on the artist’s property. The exhibition also heroes native flora in intimate paintings that blur the lines between abstraction and representation.