Marion Taylor

I have enjoyed tutoring at the School of Painting, to all ages and abilities, for about 27 years. Teaching has always gone hand in hand with creating my own work, as I find sharing ideas and techniques stimulating and rewarding. My approach has been to give students the confidence to develop their skills, to think for themselves and so extend their visual language and find their own path.

Recently I have been introducing figurative elements into my painting, while very much retaining the abstract sensibility so important to the essence of my practice. The work has often been about layers, sometimes with

representational images (both painted and my photographs) glimpsed through passages of expressive paint handling. The love of paint and its manipulation allows the process to lead the way.

What our students say

More than fulfilled my expectations. A wonderful friendly atmosphere putting you at your ease. Could have been intimidating but it certainly wasn’t!

Melanie Peckham

A fantastic course which I have really enjoyed and has inspired me to rediscover my love of art. Marion was an excellent teacher , so encouraging and accommodating of all abilities. Thank you! 

Laura Feekins-Bate

Thank you Marion for such a marvellous experience. I arrived nervous but was given a space to express myself. First time painting and discovered its great! 

Jose Mejia

Stimulating, challenging, well organised and varied. I was looking for a new direction for my painting and this has given me a plethora of possibilities. Thank you! 

Jack Friskney- Adams

If you want a course with excellent tuition, a well planned fast moving course – choose this one! It’s the best course I’ve been on. I’ve learnt so much in four days. Thank you Kerry and Marion. 

Sally Holman

I really enjoyed the course, I learnt a lot – feel inspired to carry on. The tutors were lovely and very knowledgeable and friendly. The organisation of the course was very good and the facilities and location great. Thank you. 

Celia Keeping

Amazing! Thank you, you have open up my love of art and given me the confidence to start! Liz and Marion were inspirational and motivational. P.s. All staff very friendly and helpful.

Wendy Bougen

So much food for thought and further experiments with oil paint. My mind is full of shapes, lines, colours and textures. Fully immersed in St Ives School of Painting and Ben Nicholson.

Sophia Blackwell

A dynamic 4 day course led by two very experienced teachers. I felt pushed to the edges of my creativity at times but both teachers influenced me forward to complete pieces of work I would have never thought I was capable of.

Sheila Sloan

Courses with Marion Taylor

Be Colour Confident

Marion Taylor

Acrylic - Oil - Art Courses (2-5 days) - Creative Weekender

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Active Instance: a024J000002vB1oQAE, 15-Aug-2020

Nothing says confidence like a bold use of colour. Your cure-all remedy for common colour quandaries like muddiness and over mixing, this course gives you the confidence to make it work for you.

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15 - 16 Aug - £190Book

Be Colour Confident

Marion Taylor

Acrylic - Oil - Art Courses (2-5 days)

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Course ID: a00w000000bCVil
Active Instance: a024J000002vBMAQA2, 12-Nov-2020

Nothing says confidence like a bold use of colour. Your cure-all remedy for common colour quandaries like muddiness and overmixing, this course gives you the confidence to make it work for you.

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12 - 13 Nov - £190Book
11 - 12 Feb 2021 - £190Book

Be Colour Confident

Marion Taylor

Acrylic - Oil - Art Courses (2-5 days)

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Course ID: a00w000000bCVil
Active Instance: a024J000002vcCbQAI, 11-Feb-2021

Nothing says confidence like a bold use of colour. Your cure-all remedy for common colour quandaries like muddiness and overmixing, this course gives you the confidence to make it work for you.

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12 - 13 Nov - £190Book
11 - 12 Feb 2021 - £190Book

Finding the Figure

Marion Taylor

Drawing - Waterbased - Abstract - Figure - Art Courses (2-5 days) - New Courses

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Course ID: a004J000002hBCH
Active Instance: a024J000002vSN0QAM, 11-Jun-2020

Using water based media, charcoal and drawing learn to create fluid, visceral figures moving between abstraction and representation. Our starting point, the haunting watercolours and drawings of Bay Area artist Nathan Oliveira.

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11 - 12 Jun - £190Book

The Art of Keeping it Simple

Marion TaylorLiz Luckwell

Oil - Still Life - Art Courses (2-5 days)

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Active Instance: a021r00000rx9EfAAI, 29-Jun-2020

Inspired by the innovative and deceptively simple still life work of British Modernists Ben Nicholson and William Scott, this course shows you the essential approach to creating powerful paintings.

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29 Jun - 2 Jul - 4 days - £375Book
5 - 8 Oct - 4 days - £375Book
22 - 25 Mar 2021 - 4 days - £375Book

The Art of Keeping it Simple

Marion TaylorLiz Luckwell

Oil - Still Life - Art Courses (2-5 days)

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Course ID: a00w000000bCVkF
Active Instance: a024J000002vBDWQA2, 05-Oct-2020

Inspired by the innovative and deceptively simple still life work of British Modernists Ben Nicholson and William Scott, this course shows you the essential approach to creating powerful paintings.

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29 Jun - 2 Jul - 4 days - £375Book
5 - 8 Oct - 4 days - £375Book
22 - 25 Mar 2021 - 4 days - £375Book

The Art of Keeping it Simple

Marion TaylorLiz Luckwell

Oil - Still Life - Art Courses (2-5 days)

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Course ID: a00w000000bCVkF
Active Instance: a024J000002vfm0QAA, 22-Mar-2021

Inspired by the innovative and deceptively simple still life work of British Modernists Ben Nicholson and William Scott, this course shows you the essential approach to creating powerful paintings.

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29 Jun - 2 Jul - 4 days - £375Book
5 - 8 Oct - 4 days - £375Book
22 - 25 Mar 2021 - 4 days - £375Book