1931 - ?

Mary Taylor

Mary J Hiscock was born at Headington, Oxfordshire on 29 March 1931, daughter of Walter George Hiscock (5 July 1895-28 May 1966), a librarian, and his wife Edith Jeanette née Timms (6 September 1895-7 March 1986), an artist, who married at Headington in 1928. As Mary Manson an actress, known for 'Life in Danger' (1959), 'Curse of the Fly' (1965) and 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' (1955). She married at Westminster, London in 1957 film director Forbes Edmund Peter Taylor and they had two sons. Mary Taylor had a career in acting and it was during art college that she found that the medium of Batik was right for her. Batik art is a textile technique that uses wax and dye to create stunning patterns on a piece of fabric, such as cotton, silk, linen, or rayon. She uses fine white cotton lawn and colour fast dyes and works from her own sketches, sometimes using as many as thirty dyes, which takes many hours. Although people think of Batik as a mass-produced decorative medium, Mary's Batiks are unique pictures. She has had many solo and group exhibitions in the UK with three solo exhibitions overseas. A book of her work has been published 'The Art of Batik-Flowers and Landscapes' (1995). A member and exhibitor at the Southwold Art Circle.

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