Daniel Taylor is one of the very few artists in the world who masters High Realist painting in acrylic. Taylor is internationally renowned for his expressive portraits and wildlife art. His paintings are built up in a series of subtle layers, making them breathtakingly realistic and giving the impression of the paintings coming alive.
Living with his family in the interior of British Columbia,Canada, Taylor has been perfecting his technique for over twenty years. This wilderness setting with its abundant wildlife has been a source of great inspiration.
His works express not only what he sees, but how well he observes. Meant to push both the artist and then the viewer towards a perception of life at a deeper level, Taylor's paintings translate the profound honour and respect he feels when painting his subjects.
Taylor's paintings can be found in both private and public collections internationally. Private collections include:
- Former President Bush Sr.,
- Susan Kennedy,
- Former Premier Michael Harcourt,
- Former Premier Bill Vanderzalm,
- Lori Fung (Olympic gold medallist),
- Cheryl Landon (actor and daughter of Michael Landon),
- Peter Breck (actor),
- Dave Thorn (owner ‘Fitness World’) and
- Danny Virtue (movie set owner, actor).
He has exhibited all over the world, from museums and galleries in Canada, Japan, United States, England and Australia, to great ape awareness raising displays in the Lebialem Highlands of South West Cameroon. A permanent exhibition of his art is on display in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC.
In the past years, Daniel's work has been featured in several wildlife and art magazines. He has been selected for one of the Artists for Conservation’s Flagship Expeditions and his painting Mountain Gorilla has won an Honorable Mention in the wildlife category of one of the leading US magazines, The Artist's Magazine, in 2008. He was also a featured artist in Wildlife Art Magazine, the International Artist Magazine and Western & Wildlife Art Magazine (2009).
More recently Daniel's art was featured in Leisure Painter (Jan.2012 issue), Art Of England (Jan.2011 issue), Artists and Illustrators (Jan.2011 issue), as well as in The Artist and Arabella magazines (2012).
Commissions, Art Instructor
Although best known as a wildlife artist, Daniel Taylor also has extensive experience as an art instructor. He works with local and international celebrities who experience the thrill of painting for a day while helping the causes that are dearest to them.