Andrew Taylor (1980) B Ed (Usyd) Juris Doctor, J.D. (UTS)
I was born in Sydney, not far from the beach. I have been painting seriously since 2002 and I am grateful that my artwork is collected both nationally and internationally. I have exhibited in some of Sydney's leading galleries, however, after many years, I decided to be self-represented:
Coast & Harbour Gallery was established in 2019.
I am a self-taught artist and all I know is through 'miles of painting' and years of studying the sea. For me, art is deeply personal and my intention is to paint beautiful pieces that bring joy to peoples' homes. Most of my pieces are now commissions for collectors across Australia. With the exception of the occasional charity exhibition, I don't have the time or inclination to enter the various art prizes.
Like many artists, I am excited by light and trying to capture movement. More specifically, however, I am interested in our connection to place and how a painting can ignite the senses and evoke warm memories from our past.
Stylistically, I blend impressionism with realism and use oil paints as my medium, painting on stretched cotton canvas.
I am very grateful to all the people who continue to support me in doing what I love to do.