Neil Taylor | CHG Represented Artist

"Blue is the colour of distance because it’s the colour of air. Painting itself is a distancing process. But by taking Nature through this non-natural medium, we can sometimes arrive at a place of stillness which paradoxically shows us the real passions we have." Neil Taylor.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Neil Taylor was born in Brisbane in 1953 and studied painting in the early 70's with William Robinson. After a short period of teaching he moved to the Sydney area and began to paint and exhibit full-time. He spent almost thirty years based around the Hawkesbury River north of Sydney and painting the local wilderness areas. He now lives west of Sydney and travels extensively both in Australia and overseas researching new subjects. He is particularly well known for his treatment of ocean and littoral themes.

Taylor has held almost 40 one man shows in Australia, Asia, U.S.A.and the United Kingdom. He is represented in State collections as well as in a long list of major public and private corporations and private collections.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Blue is the colour of distance because it’s the colour of air. Painting itself is a distancing process. But by taking Nature through this non-natural medium, we can sometimes arrive at a place of stillness which paradoxically shows us the real passions we have.

AWARDS

2010 Kenilworth Art Prize
2010 Mortimer Art Prize
10 times finalist in Wynne, Archibald & Sulman Prize Exhibits A.G.N.S.W.

EXHIBITIONS

From 1974-Present

1986, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2009, 2010 - Cook's Hill Gallery Newcastle
1995, 1999, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 - Wagner Gallery Sydney
2004 - Royal Fine Art Kent U.K.
1999 - North Shore Fine Art Sydney
1998 - Gallery Attica Katoomba
1995 - Wagner Gallery Hong Kong
1993 - Valerie Cohen Gallery Sydney
1992 - Bridge Street Gallery Sydney
1991 - Solander Gallery Canberra
1985 , 1988 , 1991 - Philip Bacon Gallery Brisbane
1990 - Editions Gallery Melbourne
1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988 - Robin Gibson Gallery Sydney
1978, 1982 - Bonython Gallery Adelaide
1976 - Bonython Gallery Sydney