Working exclusively in oils, Katherine Taylor has been painting and exhibiting in Central Oregon for 20 years. Her signature artwork employs the dramatic chiaroscuro lighting and luminous glazing she learned from her classical Flemish art training in the 1990s. Eventually, Taylor was led to experiment with Baroque Realism (focus on the figure), Naturalism (lots of alla prima and plein aire study), and Russian Impressionism (lively paint application and color studies). Her inexhaustible desire to excel in oils has taken her into the studios of many contemporary masters to study a variety of creative methods; each technique learned has continued to inform her painting style, which some have described as “soulful and luminous.”
The result of this rigorous fine art background is a body of work that attempts to marry technical virtuosity with the passion and singularity of Taylor’s world view. She paints all subjects from landscapes, to figurative, to still life and others in between. Her portrait commission work continues to be robust. Taylor’s work has been included in juried exhibitions and private collections in the United States and Europe. She has exhibited in many places, with current gallery representation in the Northwest United States. Taylor also teaches and lectures on classical oil painting. To see more of her work, visit www.katherine-taylor.com.