Artist Douglas Taylor
Douglas Taylor was born in 1959 in Garden City, Michigan. After graduating from high school there, he moved to Cape Ann in Massachusetts to pursue his studies as an artist. From 1978 to 1981 he attended the Gloucester Academy of Fine Art under the tutelage of renowned impressionist John C. Terelak. While there, he also took instruction in watercolor with David Bareford and in life study with Richard Gibney.

Upon completion of his studies, he was honored as Best New Artist Member by the Rockport Art Association and also received an award for his art from the prestigious Salmagundi Club of New York. Widely praised for his plein-air landscapes, Taylor typically employs a muted pallet in the tradition of such early 20th-century American masters as Charles Woodbury.

“When I open my eyes as an artist to a subject,” Taylor has said, “I try also to open my soul – to see and record a moment of truth, of enlightenment, when one’s mind is aroused to create – and in the process of painting to extract the essence of that moment and enhance it, to find in something seemingly ordinary some characteristic that makes it extraordinary.”

Nature in its many forms and seasons inspires Taylor’s art. Whether he is basking into the changing moods of Boston’s Public Garden with its urban skyline or delving into the wintry hues of an icebound river in rural Maine, Taylor’s paintings offer the viewer an avenue that proceeds beyond their colored surfaces into the deeper realities that are his vision of beauty.

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Douglas Taylor
Pond at Dusk
Oil on canvas
24″ x  24″ inches
Courtesy of the Artist


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