Jane Taylor lives on the Isle of Islay, the most southern of the Inner Hebrides, off the west coast of Scotland. The island provides inspiration for her drawings and paintings. Although she enjoys and appreciates Islay’s world famous single malt whiskies, it’s the distillery buildings themselves that fascinate her.
Jane’s graphics reveal the architectural influence of her Father. Whilst acknowledging the easy attraction in the sensuous shape of the stills and oriental-looking pagodas sitting on top of steep pyramidal roofs, its in the structure of the still houses, malt kilns and warehouses – their whitewashed walls; the variety of windows and chimney stacks – that Jane finds the true balance of functionality and beauty. In stunning locations around the island, the distilleries sit comfortably in their local environment, detracting nothing from the landscape.
Just as each whisky has its individual taste and aromas, so the scale, shape and form of each distillery differs one from an other. Like the spirit they produce, the distilleries have some features in common and some which are unique. All their qualities are represented in this set of prints from Jane’s original acrylic paintings.
( The wording Islay Whisky Distillery Prints will not appear on the print )