Statement: Like the artists of the Lascaux caves, I am compelled to capture and share emotionally charged images from my life. I paint exclusively in oils because they have an unequaled feeling of solidity, depth, and chromatic intensity. Though I do occasionally work from memory, most of my work is painted in plain air because I prefer to be there, in the scene, to select the exact relationships and essences I’m after. As an art history fanatic, I research the issues of my craft endlessly. The subjects I have chosen are fraught with meanings and associations for me, and their appearance in these paintings is a synthesis of how they look to me and how I feel about them, filtered through the practical constraints of the medium. To this end, I freely appropriate techniques from many artists, styles and eras, which technically makes me a post-historical subjective realist.
Bio: A Montgomery native, George Taylor attended Jefferson Davis High School, The University of Alabama, and earned a B.S. in accounting from UAB in 1989. After spending an eternity the following autumn with an Atlanta CPA firm, he resigned to pursue his lifelong dream of being an artist. Further peregrinations took him back to Montgomery, to Boulder, Colorado and again to Atlanta before returning to Montgomery in 1995 to paint the people, places and landscapes that he loves. George has been a full-time artist since 1999.