Wendy Taylor was born in Stamford, Lincolnshire, in 1945, although she is in fact a sixth-generation East Ender. She studied at St Martin's School of Art, London (1961-67).
Best known for her public commissions, Taylor has two distinct strands to her work: large abstract pieces that appear to be in precarious balance, and drawings and sculptures of animals, anatomically correct and realised in minute detail. In an approach that is both creative and pragmatic, Taylor manages to maintain an aura of mystery within her sculptures.
In compositions that engage notions of balance, movement and chance, expressed in a range of forms and materials, from brick to bronze, Taylor's application is always progressing and technical perfection is guaranteed.