Carol Taylor

Prize winning artist Carol Taylor is in love with colour, but it wasn’t always so.  A career in law ended shockingly with a catastrophic injury in 2001 that left Carol a quadriplegic.  Carol's spinal cord was severed at the C5/6 level resulting in complete paralysis from the chest down.  Despite having only some arm movement but complete lack of hand or finger movement Carol was determined to find and embrace the beauty of life.   

Carol spent years teaching herself to use her paralysed hands and with the help of makeshift modifications to brushes and some specially made tools Carol found a way to draw, to paint, and to create.   A move from Sydney to the Gold Coast in 2005 gave Carol the time to concentrate on her love of painting. 

Initially concentrating on oils Carol studied under well known Impressionists Colley Whisson, John Wilson and Barbara Suttie before being seduced by the radiant translucency of watercolours.  Acclaimed artist, mentor and dear friend Maryanne Holmes was instrumental in aiding Carol to continue on her artistic journey.  Carol also studied under other noted watercolourists such as John Lovett, Greg Allen and Robert Wade.  Carol's work is displayed in private collections throughout Australia, Her work has been selected to feature internationally in a calendar in support of the RSPCA.  A member of the Watercolour Society of Queensland and the Royal Queensland Art Society, Carol lives in Tallebudgera Valley with her husband Rob, son D'arcy, and a menagerie of crazy animals.

Carol's work can be seen on her website.



Late for Mass Killarne



Off to See The Wizard

My Gold Coast take on Dorothy's ruby slippers


On Golden Pond

This piece selected to feature internationally in a calendar in support of the RSPCA.


Rainy Day London



Eye Candy




Reflections of The Past

Not just a reference to the vintage car but to my personal hope that wheelchairs too will one day be a relic of the past