Patrick Taylor - Artist
A Southern Painter

 "I dream my painting and I paint my dream" - Vincent van Gogh

Somewhere ... in the "in between"

a little bit of me....
a little more .....
  • born Anaheim, CA 1967
  • won first prize for "Still Life with Iris"  1974
  • studied Fine Art at USC,  Augusta College 
  • Art History / Drawing - La Scuola di Ferrara, Italy 1990
  • Preparator Morris Museum of Art - 1992
  • professional artist since 1992
  • art brokering & merchandising since 1994
  • opened Taylor Kinzel Gallery with friend - 2003
  • First solo show - 2004
  • private & corporate collections nationwide - today
When our family moved to the South in the mid 70's, I  fell in love with the slow, easy pace of the rural areas of the Appalachian mountain region.  It has become the tempo of my brush.   That and the beauty of the rivers and pines are a lucid memory of my days spent exploring the many areas we lived.  I love the mystery of it. What's behind this or that corner, or over that hill ... or who lived there and when, or what was that before the Kudzu came. There is magic here.
  
Now, as my landscapes have become symbolic and the days and seasons allegorical, I have come to love the "edge" of the day: the dawns and the dusks. The contrasting light and spectacle of colors echo one another as if to herald the beginning and end.   That is where I am in my landscapes ... wandering through the emotions of what will be or what has been; peering through a veil of light at a memory or a calling.  There is optimism, hope and peace there ... a bridge of solitude to somewhere, somewhere in the "in-between".