“My process involves flow and response. The work is grounded in our natural surroundings; it is a distillation of the essence of a place rather than an illustration of it. Marks are pressed, incised and scraped into the encaustic surface, some obscured, others exposed, much in the same way we leave our footprints on the landscape.”
Moe Taylor was born on the Canadian Prairies and now resides by the shores of Semiahmoo Bay in British Columbia. She draws much of her inspiration from the natural surroundings of the BC Coast.
Working primarily in the ancient medium of encaustic on wood panel, her paintings consist of layers of beeswax, tree resin, oil pigment, and the occasional collaged ephemera. Each stratum is fused to the next using an array of unconventional artist tools. In her recent series, Taylor’s leitmotifs of the lone canoe and collage materials of sea charts have been deferred in favour of elemental landscapes, with a focus