About Dale Taylor

Canadian Artist Dale Taylor is the former Arts Consultant for the OCDSB, where she advocated for the arts in education and gave workshops to teachers. She studied at the Banff School of Fine Arts, has a degree in Visual Arts, and taught Art & Drama for many years. After retiring from the school board, she was an Arts professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. She has worked in stained glass since 1995, creating designs for art shows and doing original commissions for large window installations. Dale has traveled extensively, doing pastel portraits and art commissions in many parts of the world.

Her first solo art show, “Wave Dreaming”, featured acrylic paintings inspired by her year in Australia on teacher exchange. She has also exhibited in Glebe Fine Arts, Buckhorn Festival of the Arts, The Table Vegetarian Restaurant, the Glebe Art in Our Gardens and Studio Tour, the Red Poppy Gallery, and Arts-aux-Parc. Dale presently offers acrylic painting retreats and art workshops at her lake house in Val-des-Monts, Quebec, where she has both her stained glass and painting studios. She also teaches evening Drawing Classes in Ottawa .

Artist's Statement

Over the years, I find myself increasingly fascinated by nature. Painting with acrylics, I am compelled to capture the magical light and colours of water in all its beauty and mystique. I take the viewer on an intimate experience, from the most serene reflections on water’s surface to the surge and spray of a powerful wave.

 

My writer husband Rick Taylor and I have spent the past nine winters in Australia, The South Pacific, Hawaii, and the Caribbean, surfing, snorkelling, sailing, and open-water swimming, where I continue to be inspired by the “Liquid Light”.

"My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue, an everlasting vision of the ever-changing view.”

~ Carole King