Taylor is a Texas native who spent most of his professional life in Florida, mainly in higher education administrative positions. He has been interested in photography and painting since high school and took some courses in drawing, watercolor and design in college.
Following retirement and a move to the Falls Run Community in Stafford County, Taylor renewed his interest in painting. He first joined a watercolor class and later joined a painting workshop at the Falls Run Community Center where he began to paint with water based oils and acrylics. Currently, he is painting with the Falls Run workshop group using acrylics.
Many of Taylor's paintings are inspired by his photographs and are representational in nature. His subjects include animals, barns, street scenes and scenic views. His photographs and paintings reflect his extensive travel opportunities.
It all started on Mother’s Day 2012 with my son’s gift of an expensive camera. This gift was a life changing experience for me, and it opened a new world of fun, study, and adventure. I subsequently took several classes and joined “The Fredericksburg Photography Club.” This forum provided loads of assistance and encouragement. Now, it seems nothing is ever quite the same without my camera and something to photograph. My goal is to always look for a story to tell. I’m always on the hunt for a new setting, a new angle, or something different and undiscovered. The camera provides the opportunity to capture the unique world that surrounds us. I enjoy catching life’s fleeting moments and sharing them in a new way that touches the viewer. In this regard, I am hopeful my pictures will always speak to and inspire the observer.