We’re back!

It’s been a while – and we’re back!


“An open square to the humankind, a place for education, culture and peace, » is how its architect, Frank Gehry, described the Niemeyer Center in Spain. Perhaps Frank Gehry will someday build a training center for Taylor’s Art English! We like innovative creativity and the physical culmination of imagination. We so love that Frank Gehry always puts technology to work to enable the construction of his dreams!

Apologies for this brief introductory digression to what is, in fact, just a quick note to let everyone know that yes, I was away for a little while and yes, I am back! My previous update to Taylor’s Art English goes back to July 2013, announcing an event in October 2013. This event never took place because, unfortunately, I had a very serious accident.  But I squared the circle! Thanks to incredible medical care, my brain was put back to where it belongs, my bones were nailed and bolted together again. Thanks to my talented physiotherapist Paloma Alvarez Morales, at one of the best hospitals just outside of Paris, I went from lying, to sitting, to maneuvering in a wheelchair, to standing, to walking, to climbing up and down stairs. Magic! Apparently, contrary to all initial expectations after my accident I did indeed square the circle – and have come out the other side! 

What is still to come of course remains open-ended. What is already a great source of pleasure, is how much I continue to believe in the value and purpose of Taylor’s Art English. There are many reasons for this.

I grew up in a multilingual, international environment thanks to my family and schooling. The values conveyed in my school, Frankfurt International School opened a world of opportunities right from the start – before I went on to study in England, Scotland, and France.

Firmly anchored in our world’s international environment, I am now, thankfully, ready to sail its waters again! More importantly, I thrive on helping others set sail too. I enjoy enabling others to improve their English language skills so they can describe artworks, exhibitions, provide condition reports for works to be auctioned, share market results, negotiate deals, interview artists, network, and more. Communicating, translating, sharing, discovering, learning,… This is where I come from. This is what I’ve always done. This is who I am.

My school’s beliefs are as follows and I continue to share and thrive on them:

Frankfurt International School’s Beliefs

We believe that:

  • Honesty, integrity and respect are essential for building trusting relationships.
  • Each person is unique and has equal worth.
  • All people are responsible for their actions.
  • Open-mindedness, empathy and compassion are essential for living in a diverse community.
  • Developing head, heart and hand is necessary to realize one’s potential.
  • Leading a healthy and active lifestyle improves the quality of life.
  • Expectations that are challenging lead to higher levels of performance and improve results.
  • Commitment, enthusiasm and perseverance lead to success.
  • Education is a shared responsibility of students, family and school.
  • Contributing positively to society and the environment is our shared responsibility.
  • Our lives and the life of the community are enriched by diversity.
  • Nurturing curiosity and creativity stimulates exploration and discovery throughout life.

Why the art market you may wonder? I’ve always enjoyed creating art (drawing and painting) as a pastime, then decided to study art history at the Sorbonne in Paris after obtaining my initial Business Studies bachelors degree from the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland. This decision came at a time when I already had a good position in an international Communications company. Indeed, I very much enjoyed doing business with my fantastic clients at IBM EMEA, based in Paris while working for Ogilvy&Mather and then OgilvyOne, Paris.

But, there was a dream I needed to follow: Art. My positions: first, as an Intern at Le Magasin, Centre national d’art contemporain in Grenoble, and later, Intern, Assistant, and finally Director at the Parisian contemporary art gallery Jousse Entreprise (when it was located in the 13th arrondissement, the contemporary arts hub at the time); This great introduction to the international world of art business was followed by internships at Sotheby’s Paris and writing assignments for the thriving paris-art.com website.

All these experiences allowed me to understand how much Business English was used in the art world! I detected a definite need for improved English skills in the field of my passion. Fantastic!


The Centro Cultural de Aviles will join an alliance of cultural institutions worldwide. Dubbed the ‘G-8’ of culture, the network includes London’s Barbican Centre, the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Sydney Opera House, the Alexandria Library in Egypt, the Tokyo International Forum, and the Hong Kong Cultural Center.”

Click here to see more inspiring pictures of the Niemeyer Cultural Center in Spain

Taylor’s Art English in a nutshell

Thanks to her international, multi-lingual background and experience in the Parisian art market, art historian Nicola Marian Taylor, created Taylor’s Art English to enable French art market specialists and art enthusiasts to effortlessly interact internationally. Taylor’s Art English’s translation services are quick, reliable, and completed to the highest standard. Nicola’s Art Business English Coaching sessions are goal-oriented and effective. The London Art & English immersion day trips offer are a whirlwind of pleasure and practice. Assisted by American art historian Denali Kemper, they’re a great team and allow Nicola to be internationally active; it is a way of helping her feel at ease, understood, and involved around the world. She adores sharing this approach with her clients.

Rise and shine in your own field! Help promote your passion for art worldwide!  … Get in touch with us for language coaching, translating, visits, and more! 


The Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris is:

“a huge white-sailed object” TheGuardian.com

The Vuitton also has an open-ended quality. It is a ship, or a whale, or a box surrounded by sails, or as one Parisian put it to me, a butterfly about to take off.Alex Bozikovic in his article for http://www.theglobeandmail.com (worth reading!)