Shaun Taylor has been painting and evolving his 'style' over the course of many years. He constantly seeks to find new ways to visually express the way he sees the world. Some of his work focuses on social commentary and is best expressed in his collages while other works are purely for the sake of design. His abstract paintings tend to be either concerned with the actual act of painting as is revealed in the more 'painterly' expressive works while others are more concerned with color theory and its psychological attributes (for example; the effects of color on human emotion and activity). Occasionally, his works tend to concentrate on the symbolic references of color. And when the artist is in a jocular mood, he constructs 'found object' art using discarded materials such as rusty car parts, driftwood, and old toys into works that convey a sense of humor.
But more importantly, it is the natural environment with all its mystery and wonder that serves as his primary inspiration. Other sources of inspiration derive from Mediterranean frescoes, Japanese calligraphy, Native American art, European botanical art (Baroque era), and 'Action Painting' of the mid-20th Century.
1983 to present / Art Instructor, Designer, Print Maker, Art Appraiser, Art Director, Painter and Illustrator
1983 / Studied graphic arts and illustration / Art Institute of Houston
1975-1981 / Paintings exhibited in jury Exhibitions at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Cheekwood Museum of Art, and the Birmingham Museum of Art
1975 / Recipient of "Best Painting Award" / Birmingham Art Association Jury
Exhibition / Birmingham Museum of Art
1981 / Bachelor of Fine Arts / Birmingham Southern College
(Recipient of Intaglio Print Award at BFA Graduate Art Exhibition)
1978 - 2009 / Works exhibited in solo shows and group shows
nationally and internationally.
1975 / Studied design at the Julian Academy / Paris, France