DAVID K TAYLOR (AWI / FVAS) David is recognized internationally for his painting and teaching and his services to the Arts. Born in Melbourne Australia in 1941, David’s early career
began in etching and a 6-year apprenticeship at the North Melbourne Printing School of Graphic
Arts; colour etching assisted in his future career as an artist painter. Many hand skills were learned
such as hand engraving, lino and woodcutting, also etching with zinc, copper and magnesium and later etching on film in lithography. David’s painting career spans many years of studying the art of watercolour 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 over 100 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. In 2007 Silver Award. 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 Watercolour and teaching from the International
Directory of Distinguished Leadership and a certificate of merit for distinguished service to the
community. His works are represented in Numerous Public and Private collections Worldwide.
David’s work is regularly exhibited in Australia, in several states, in England, 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 aspires to
the impressionists Monet, Turner, and the expressive John Singer Sergeant, also to include Winslow Homer, Brabazon Brabazon and Whistler to name a few.
Subjects that convey atmosphere, mood and feeling inspire David. The book, Solving The Mystery of Watercolor, features David Taylor’s work and was written by Ron Ranson. His work is also on film and DVD with APV films