Nancy Rose Taplin

Nance Rose Taplin’s delicate paintings of birds on antique books and papers evoke both transience and timelessness

My paintings tell not just of a love of all things avian, but also of the profound friendship between my father, the sculptor Guy Taplin and me”.

Nancy collects paper ephemera, drawn to the stories hinted at by dog-eared pages, penciled notes, fingerprints, creases and stains. This jettisoned paperwork has become an habitual canvas for her. The foxed and blotted surfaces provide an almost topographical habitat that it seems only right to populate with birds