David Taylor watercolor painting

David Taylor

A Hop, Step, & a Jump: Watercolor at its Best!

Sep. 17 - 23, 2017

Medium: Watercolor

Level: Intermediate and Advanced

5-Day Outdoor Class


If you are looking to improve your skills in watercolor, this workshop is there to help give you a chance to break new ground and find that special ingredient necessary for greater outcomes.

There will be special places to paint outdoors each day and along with this program, David presents demonstrations and constructive outlines to assist the group in their search for their individual goals.
The studio is useful to assess the work each day where possible and outlines to help in improving the work is discussed.

Color, Composition, and Individuality is a big topic in this workshop. Working fresh, and exploring the freedom and spontaneity of the medium with its magical way of flowing on the paper is encouraged.

This workshop will improve your drawing skills. Working with a varied subject matter is encouraged. David's problem solving process paves the way to a better outcome with your paintings and understanding. Different techniques and styles are explored. The workshop is carried out in a harmonious and positive atmosphere.

David Taylor was born in Melbourne Australia in 1941. His early career began in etching and a 6 year apprenticeship at the North Melbourne printing school of graphic arts to colour etching assisted in his future career as an artist painter.

David's painting career expands many years of studying the art of watercolor painting and he has been involved in teaching his great love of this medium to painters both in Australia and overseas since the late sixties. He is involved in regularly tutoring for the Australian and International Artist magazine.
His numerous achievements include numerous Major Awards in watercolour, including the Herald Sun Best Of Show Gold Medal Award at The Camberwell Rotary Exhibition 2002 and a silver medal in 1976. He won the prestigious Victorian Artists Society Artist Of The Year Award in 1976 ,1980, and again in 1989, and in the same year he received the Distinguished Leadership Award for outstanding services to Watercolor and teaching from the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership and a certificate of merit for distinguished service to the community.

He has been one of the Judging Panel For the Shenzen Internatinal Biennial 2013 Exhibition and also the 2010 Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennial Exhibition.
He was an Invited Guest To the Lushan Festival in 2010.
His solo exhibition was held at the QuanhuaWatercolour Art Gallery Shanghai in 2013 and also one of four artists featured in a special International Watercolour Masters Small painting Collection Exhibition at The Quanhua Watercolour Art Gallery 2013

His works are represented in numerous public and private collections world wide.
David's work is regularly exhibited in Australia, in several States, and in England and the Channel Islands and Stockholm.

He has held regular one man exhibitions of his work since 1975. In each exhibition he expresses his love of working freely on location and his love of spontaneity, shape, light and colour.

There have been many varying influences on his painting journey and he aspires to the impressionists Monet, Turner, and the expressive John Singer Seargeant, also to include Winslow Homer, Brabazon Brabazon and Whistler to name a few. David is inspired by subjects that convey atmosphere mood and feeling.

The book, Solving The Mystery of Watercolor, features David Taylor's work and was written by Ron Ranson.

David Taylor watercolor painting
David Taylor watercolor painting
David Taylor watercolor painting
David Taylor watercolor painting

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