Painter Christopher Evan Taylor presents a collection of landscapes and narrative artworks in an imaginary world. See more of his work by visiting his website.
During my childhood, I moved around quite a bit, living in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Massachusetts and finally New Jersey due to my father being in the Air Force. I received a BFA degree from Thomas Edison State University.
I’ve exhibited in numerous New Jersey galleries and have had solo exhibitions at Johnson & Johnson, Thompson Park Gallery and the Middletown Library. I am a member of The Guild of Creative Art, Art Society of Monmouth County and The Art Alliance of Monmouth County.
Using a camera as a resource, I originally painted landscapes including scenes from various Northeast parks exclusively, later including works from my travels.
With a desire to evoke a sense of place, I focused on the accidents of nature’s design using strong compositional elements as a groundwork for my paintings.
The resulting landscapes have a clarity and luminous quality that freezes time and space, allowing the viewer to escape, if only for a moment, to a tranquil world I have created.
I later began to incorporate the figure of a child in my landscapes. A young girl intermingled with nature’s foliage adds a new metaphorical dimension to my work with implications of youth, renewal and blossoming innocence.
My more recent paintings have taken on an iconographical aspect drawing from the Medieval, Renaissance and Romanticism art themes. The viewer may take on their own interpretation of the symbolism the painting’s message may convey.
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