Finlays work inspects aspects of the landscape and natural history often investigating specific sites and species. Finlays formal art training focused on print media and book art but his practice involves photography, sculptural objects, film, print and book. Finlay attended Exeter College of Art, Croydon College of Art & Design and Wimbledon School of Art.
In 2003 He was awarded the Boise Travel Scholarship to journey to the Monarch butterfly winter roosting sites in the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico.
In 1999 Taylor established Pupa Press to produce his own book works and multiples and also work with invited artists. These works often accompany curated projects with commissioned books of original works that act as a contained exhibition.
He has exhibited nationally and internationally and has works held in collections including Tate Britain, Victoria and Albert Museum, Yale Centre for British Art, Oxford Brookes, University West of England and British Library.
Finlay lives and works in London, he is currently Senior Tutor in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art.