Frayling Letter

Joan Taylor

1912 - 2011

Joan studied at the Clapham Art School and the Royal College of Art.  Joan later worked in commercial art at the National Screen Service and then later as a freelance artist.  In later years, when in her 90s, Joan made good use of her digital camera.

Joan began a new series of mainly abstract work in the late 1960s which continued for thirty years.

These works were based on a concept which has since been described as "the tension between 'natural' and 'contrived' beauty."*

Letter from the Rector of the Royal College, Professor Sir Christopher Frayling.

Joan describing her life and Christian experience recorded in March 2002 when Joan was nearly 90.

Description of the pollen sculptures of Wolfgang Laib, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, 2000.