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This latest collection sees Taylor bring his signature painting style from the North East coast to the wharfs and waterways of London. Working in acrylics, and now mixed-media, the artist studies the evolution of industrial life around the trading centres in and around Canary Wharf. Drawing visual parallels between his native North Shields Fish Quay and London’s Docklands, we view the changing skyline through ghosts of iconic maps and imagery.


Taylor's enduring interest in depicting working lives surrounding Britain’s quays and wharves, and how they influence the development of coastal infrastructure, culture and lifestyles, is evident throughout his body of work. Whereas the Fish Quay of the artist’s native North Shields now houses bars and fashionable eateries rather than being the workplace of the region’s famous ‘Herring Girls’; London’s Canary Wharf is, today, one of the world’s most notable financial centres, no longer swarming with the fruit trade of the West India Dock Company. Through his work, Taylor seeks to evoke echoes of the past through vivid depictions of present day London. 

View the full collection at the London Marriott Canary Wharf Hotel, or contact us

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