About - Carol Ann Taylor : artist


Hello, I'm Carol Taylor, artist, now living and painting in North Norfolk. In recent times I have moved here from my long-time home in West Surrey.

I continue to paint in my favorite impressionist style inspired by the delightful land and sea-scape scenery around me. Norfolk is a delight of colourful and richly textured woodland complemented by enchanting undulating pastures. And along the coast we have fascinating low-lying saltmarshes and turbulent North-Sea waves, often pounding the shoreline. Sweeping cliff top views, broad open skies, swooping seabirds and deeply contrasted in-between by calm sparkling summer seas. All conspire to bring about a yearning to capture such beauty in my paintings.

This passion for painting has evolved over many years. During teacher training at Roehampton, I studied art as a special subject. From there my career as a teacher and artist bloomed. Teaching in primary education in West Surrey, I enjoyed every opportunity to teach art and craftwork skills to children in class. Later, when teaching part-time, I began to enhance my personal artistic skills and develop my own impressionistic style and technique, using acrylics, pastel, charcoal and sometimes oil mediums.

Photo of artist - Carol Ann Taylor.
Carol Ann Taylor

I have always loved the challenge of capturing the movement and energy of equestrian subjects. Wild horses and race horses feature in many of my paintings. I have exhibited several times as a Friend of the Society of Equestrian Artists and demonstrated equestrian drawing at Ascot Race Course.

As an active exhibiting member of several art societies in West Surrey and also a founder member of West Surrey Artists I have been honoured to have been presented several awards from these societies.

My paintings have been exhibited at many venues throughout West Surrey... Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking - 1215 Art Gallery Runnymede - The Lightbox, Woking - the James Hockey galleries at University of Arts Farnham, and in London I have exhibited at the Mall Galleries with the Society of Women Artists.

And so, to Sheringham in North Norfolk, where I continue painting at my home studio and as a member of two local art groups. Here I have have displayed my paintings in exhibitions at Sheringham, Cromer and East Runton, with more to follow.

My modestly priced paintings provide a fantastic way to enhance and complement home and decor. That extra splash of colour for the sitting room, the hall, maybe a stairway, plus some soft topics for the bedrooms, or even the study to help with those contemplative moments.


Please enjoy your visit to my pages. I hope there is something to your liking.


Carol Ann Taylor

Horses, Sand Racing - by Carol Taylor.

Sand Racing
Rough Seas - by Carol Taylor.

Rough seas
Horse racing at Ascot; the bunch at a fast pace.

Setting the Pace



A few photos of James Hockey Galleries - Farnham A.U. - including a few of my paintings...