Paintings artwork by Ivan Taylor
Available artwork by Ivan Taylor
The Roaches - by Ivan Taylor
New Inn Near Flash - by Ivan Taylor
Burslem Circa 1959 - by Ivan Taylor
Moorlands Farm - by Ivan Taylor
Ivan Taylor Favourite Medium
About Ivan Taylor
Born in North Staffordshire Ivan showed an early interest in art and in drawing and painting. His interest developed his talent and he exhibited 40 paintings on the then popular BBC TV programme "Sketch Club". These were later sold by the BBC to raise money for UNICEF.
After studying fine art and graphics at the local college Ivan began his career working as a graphic artist in industry first with several different companies and eventually becoming Head of Graphics at Staffordshire County Council Education Department.
He had his first one-man exhibition in 1972 and has been a full time painter since 1989 supplying galleries and undertaking commissions for private clients in England, Wales, the USA, Belgium and France. His work has also been reproduced in "Studio" magazine. Some buyers are known to have built up collections of his work.
He works in oils as well as in watercolours depending on the subject and loves to paint en plein air. He is well know in his native area where he is President of the Society of Staffordshire Artists and is noted for his Staffordshire Moorland scenes. He also travels to paint in areas such as Norfolk, Wales, the West Country and London. Landscapes are his most common subject but he also paints the occasional still life. He runs several classes for students of art for many years and has given many demonstration to art groups.
His style has been described as that of the 20th century English Impressionist but influenced by earlier painters such as Turner and Constable.
In 2006 Ivan won the Rowland Hilder Prize at the Royal Institute watercolour open exhibition and in 2009 his three entries sold on the first day of exhibiting. His 10x8 inch Winter Lane in Staffordshire accepted for the ROI Autumn open exhibition sold in the first week.
Member of Society of Staffordshire Artists.