Before they were any good: David Taylor
David’s painting career expands many years of studying the art of watercolour painting and he has been involved in teaching his great love of this medium to painters both in Australia and overseas since the late sixties. He is involved in regularly tutoring for the Australian and International Artist magazine.
His numerous achievements include over 100-awards in watercolour, including the Herald Sun Best Of Show Gold Medal Award at The Camberwell Rotary Exhibition 2002 and a silver medal in 1976. and Silver Award currently in 2007. David won the the prestigious Victorian Artists Society Artist Of The Year Award in 1976, 1980 and again in 1989. That same year, David received the Distinguished Leadership Award for outstanding services to watercolour and teaching from the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership and a certificate of merit for distinguished service to the community.
David’s works are represented in numerous public and private collections worldwide.
David’s work is regularly exhibited in Australia, in several states, in England, the Channel Islands and Stockholm. He has held regular one man exhibitions of his work since 1975.
In each exhibition David expresses his joy of working freely on location and his love of spontaneity, shape, light and colour.
There have been many varying influences on David’s painting journey and he is inspired by the impressionists Monet, Turner and the expressive John Singer Sargeant. Also Winslow Homer, Brabazon Brabazon and Whistler make the list. David is inspired by subjects that convey atmosphere mood and feeling. His book entitled “Solving The Mystery of Watercolor” features David Taylor’s work and was co-written by Ron Ranson. His work is also on film and DVD with APV films.