Stuydio 5 Sweden- Denis Taylor artist writer
Denis working on Second Chance Series of paintings

“there comes a time in life where something you cannot control totally turns your whole world upside down, the shock is momentous with painful psychological trauma that is beyond words and where only Art can provide reconstructive relief .”

Heart 2 Art

Two exhibitions is Stockholm Galleries, with three more major exhibitions in the castles of Vaxholm and Rindö islands, cumulated in the Swedish Government Estonian Trust Fund and the International Disaster Support (Sweden) group commissioning Denis as the lead artist for the exhibition Heart 2 Art Exhibition at Steninge Palace Culture Center. The commission took four years to bring to fruition. At the end of it the artist returned to the UK where he was diagnosed with a terminal cancer tumour that could only be treated by amputation and reconstructive surgery. After this time the Artist began a period of clinical depression and the need to rebuild himself.

Heart 2 Art Exhibition Opening in Stockholm
Heart 2 Art Exhibition STOCKHOLM

Nature plus Art for Healing

This was achieved through Art – Photography, painting and writing. Shown below are some examples of the paintings and other art works (and poems) from this period.

One of Seven portraits of a TREE series
Portrait of Tree 1994 – one of Seven . Oil on canvas.
Stepping Stone 1996- part of the Blue Path painting
Stepping Stone 1996 – part of the Blue Path painting – 1400mm x 1200mm oil on canvas
Man in Blue - Second Chance Series- Denis Taylor Artist writer
Man in Blue. Second Chance Series 2004+ 1000mm x 1000 oil on wood
Reality Shock- second chance series . by Denis Taylor artist writer
Reality Shock- second chance series. 1000mm x 1000mm oil on wood 2004+
Portrait of a Tumour - 3 mtrs x 1 mt oil on wood- Second Chance Series -Oilon wood. Denis Taylor artists writer
Portrait of a Tumour – 3300mm x 1000mm oil on wood- Second Chance Series -Oil on wood.
One in One million - by Denis Taylor artists writer - second chance series
One in One million – #1 second chance series, 1000mm x 1000mm oil on wood
One in One million #2 - by Denis Taylor artists writer - second chance series, 1mtr x 1mtr oil on wood
One in One million – #2 second chance series, 1000mm x 1000mm oil on wood
Fear Control - Second Chance Series by Denis Taylor
Fear Control – #1 from 1000mm square Oil on wood cut out
Fear Control - #2 Second Chance Series by Denis Taylor. Oil on wood cut out
Fear Control – #2 from 1000mm square Oil on wood cut out
Fear Control - #3 Second Chance Series by Denis Taylor. Oil on wood cut out
Fear Control – #3 from 1000mm square Oil on wood cut out

Below are two of the several Poems from the Series of the ‘Reconstructing Myself ‘

depressive states

it gives me no rest that stinking putrid

smell of myself that inner intent

death, as its main content

to escape and give me the ease I’ve known

even through despair and life of intense purged 

depth it does not compare

Free my chest to let me breath once more

That hell bent madness that is me

and that thing thats not my Head

Down, lower still the colours of this dreadful ill


fear control

I’ll gut you and fold in half

and stab again until I hear you cry

i’ll terrorise and hurt  pleasures me you asking why

run and hide a nowhere place

seek you out and get you from behind

try and free from me futile thought of grace

turn and ask help from god

I after you will I remain

a part of you..admit it..enjoys my pain


below are a few of the photographs taken by the artist with an automatic camera setting taken 2005.

self portrait four
self portrait four
self portrait two
self portrait two
Self portrait One
self portrait three
self portrait three

all images and writing ©DenisTaylor 1994- 2005


read about the Green Line and Henri Matisse… Click here


read more writing by Denis on painters TUBES magazine
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