Taking stock

WA artist Nyree Taylor’s life has been a quite a ride.

She’s been a professional dancer, photographer, runner for the Chicago music industry, PA to a New York CEO, and did volunteer work in Kolkata and met Mother Teresa.

So how did she end up on a farm 160 kilometres north of Perth?

“I’d been going back to New York, but met my husband and fell in love,” says Taylor.

• Nyree Taylor

Her studio is a railway carriage on their Wheatbelt farm and her exhibition Arcadia–pastoral simplicity and happiness, is inspired by photos taken on evening runs around the property.

The large scale abstracts start with a flower or a plant.

“After that I disregard the object and the work becomes an exploration on being present with the materials,” Taylor says.

Arcadia is at Kidogo Arthouse, Bathers Beach, Fremantle, September 28 to October 4.

by JENNY D’ANGER

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