Louise Taylor is a visual and movement artist and Tamalpa Life/Art© Process Practitioner. She trained with Tamalpa founders Anna and Daria Halprin, and G Hoffman Soto pioneers in movement based expressive arts therapy and avant garde dance, and teaches creative workshops and retreats.
Louise’s teaching and practice in creative movement has been the major inspiration for her paintings. She teaches workshops on releasing the mind and encouraging art that comes from the body. She practices moving energy through her body, expressing out into oil paintings, continually layering paint and “moving” the images in the painting to uncover meaning.
“My work is about connecting with and exploring the kinaesthetic sensorial experience of ‘being’ in ones’ body and expressing that into painting. Painting for me is a dance between energy/emotion, movement, nature, colour, texture, line and the dynamic quality of paint. To sense your own body is a way to feel into my paintings. My paintings leave impressions, a movement, a touch, a feeling".
Exhibiting in New Zealand, Europe and the West coast of USA extensively since 1999, her work has been involved in exhibitions, dance and community art events to do with environmental issues, women’s health and collaborative and interactive shows.