Margaret Taylor

About the artist

I spent my working life in the business world although my interest and love of art goes back to my school days. I have been painting in my head for as long as I can remember and now free to actually paint, the influences from a childhood spent roaming through the Australian bush and now living on Sydney Harbour are evident.

The light and colours of the Australian landscape inspire most of my work. I am interested in capturing the feel of a place drawn from my response and memory, flashes of content or a passing glimpse rather than a direct representation. I am striving for a painterly form of abstraction and feel my best work comes from memory when the work develops naturally, is spontaneous and all the elements somehow come together.

My work is held in private collections here and in the USA.

“So many beings, so many things one loves have filled the painter’s life, so many skies, lands, seas have entered us.”

- Jean Bazaine


Training - Classes

2012   Gabrielle Jones

2013   Judith White Willoughby Workshop Arts Centre

2013 – 2018 Tony Tozer Willoughby Workshop Arts Centre

2018   Yaeli Ohana Willoughby Workshop Arts Centre


Workshops / Masterclasses

2012   Luke Sciberras

2012   Peter Griffen

2012   Jo Bertini

2013   David Fairbairn        

2014   New York Studio School Summer Marathon 1 week - Drawing and Painting the Highline with Linda Darling & Joe Santore

2015   Idris Murphy and Ross Laurie, Fowlers Gap Fieldtrip

2015   Idris Murphy – Formal Elements of a Finished Painting, Willoughby Workshop Arts Centre

2016   Luke Sciberras weekend workshop in Hill End

2016   Rena Czaplinska-Archer ‘Time for Drawing’, Riversdale

2018   Thibaut de Reimpre – Masterclass - Le Glandier, France

2018   Catherine Cassidy


Art Prizes / Group Shows

2013   Winner End of Year Teacher’s and Students Exhibition Willoughby Workshop Arts Centre

2014   Finalist Ewart Art Prize

2015   Finalist Ewart Art Prize

2016   Finalist Ewart Art Prize

2017   Finalist Ewart Art Prize –Highly Commended

2018   Finalist Ewart Art Prize

2015   Finalist Mosman Art Prize

2016   Hunters Hill Art Prize – selected works

2017   Hunters Hill Art Prize – selected works

2018   Hunters Hill Art Prize – selected works

2019   Hunters Hill Art Prize – selected works

2018   Finalist Northbridge Art Prize

2016   PLC Pymble AlumNOW2016 Centenary Art Exhibition

2017   Artists of Mosman 2088

2018   Artists of Mosman 2088

2019   Artists of Mosman 2088

Margaret Taylor

Tickled Pink


Margaret Taylor

Rocky Ground - Fowlers Gap


Margaret Taylor

Waters Edge


Margaret Taylor

Bush Track


Margaret Taylor



Margaret Taylor

Sunshine & Eucalypts


Margaret Taylor

Pink Light


Margaret Taylor

Pink Ground


Margaret Taylor

Dry Country