Kate Taylor’s Art: CITYSCAPES

I am fascinated with the profusion of light in the cities. It is reflected on buildings, in windows, on water, even in the sky. What always strikes me is how all of it is related to pieces of the surroundings. That’s why I paint my cityscapes as abstracts with interconnecting shapes, colors, and reflections to show everything is connected not only to the elements that surround them, but to us as well. I work patterns into my paintings as part of a larger whole. The buildings in my cityscapes pick up color from the sky, the plants, and from their own reflections in the water. Everything is revealed as connected to everything else. You can purchase the original paintings, or prints on both paper and canvas from my online gallery.

Kate Taylor’s Art

CITY IN SPRING

9x12x3/4

acrylic on stretched canvas

This is from my cityscapes series that depict buildings taking pieces of the sky and parts of nature to show how everything connects to itself. I paint these to show how we are all connected, how we are all part of the patterns that make up the whole. The colors in this one are bright and vibrant with the promise of spring. Even among the artificial world of concrete and steel, the green of the new growth and the blue of the sky add themselves to the mix to make a more connected whole.



acrylic, acrylic on stretched canvas, orange, brown, gray, black, green, white, blue, yellow, cityscape, city landscape, urban landscape, abstract, connection, humanity, divisions, disconnection, alienation, separation, buildings, reflection, sky reflected in buildings

Kate Taylor's Art



CITY ON THE LAKE
12X16
ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS

This is one of several cityscapes I painted to demonstrate how everything is connected not only to the elements that surround them, but also how we are connected to those same pieces. I use patterns as part of a larger whole to show the relationship of all things to each other. The buildings in my cityscapes pick up color from the sky, the plants, and from their reflections in the water. All those elements contribute pieces of themselves to the overall whole of the pattern. Everything is revealed as connected to everything else.


As an artist in these divided times, I feel a spiritual and moral obligation to remind others how we are all connected, how we are all pieces of one whole. If a tree reflected in the water and sky, also contributes elements of itself to the buildings, it helps us understand how everything in nature is connected not only to its surroundings, but to us as well. I have hope we can begin to understand through art and other creative doorways, that our divisions are not as solid as they seem.

Kate Taylor’s Art

acrylic, stretched canvas, colorful, bright colors, yellow, orange, blue, cityscape, city landscape, urban landscape, abstract, connection, relationships, humanity, divisions, disconnection, alienation, separation, buildings, reflection, buildings reflected in water
CITYSCAPE 2
24×18
acrylic on stretched canvas


From my cityscapes series that depict buildings using pieces of the sky and parts of nature to show how everything connects to itself. I paint these to show how we are all connected, how we are all part of the patterns that make up the whole. The colors in this one are more dramatic. I wanted to show the vibrancy of life that takes place in urban worlds so I used golds, bronzes, shimmering whites and silver to mimic the sun hitting the glass windows and stark concrete. But I also wanted to show that nature, in spite of the walls of concrete that surrounds it, still manages to poke through with green trees, shrubs, grasses, and the different shades of sky blue.

Kate Taylor’s Art



acrylic on stretched canvas, dramatic colors, gold, silver, bronze, black, white, cityscape, city landscape, urban landscape, abstract, primary colors
CITY REFLECTIONS
9×12
acrylic, netting, on stretched canvases


From my cityscapes series that depict buildings using pieces of the sky and parts of nature to show how everything connects to itself. I paint these to show how we are all connected, how we are all part of the patterns that make up the whole. I like the range of play space I have when I paint these scenes at night. It gives them a surreal quality, something that is out of place in the natural world. In this one I added plastic netting for the buildings to both show how we are trapped in this idea of glorified anthills as home, and also to show how things we throw away trap us inside them.

Kate Taylor’s Art

acrylic on stretched canvas, night colors, yellow, silver, blue, black, white, cityscape, city landscape reflected in water, urban landscape, abstract, city at night

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