Daniel Taylor, Vancouver Member Since September 2006 Artist Statement Living in the interior of British Columbia, Canada, Daniel Taylor has been perfecting his craft for over twenty years. As a High Realist painter, Taylor uses acrylic paints to build up subtle layers making his subjects appear breathtakingly realistic.
Originally Taylor sketched and painted portraits and landscapes in oil but later turned to acrylic and wildlife. He eventually succeeded in accomplishing the fusing of all themes together and finding his true creative passion in life.
Today, Taylor’s art can be found in both private and public collections internationally and his work has been prominently displayed in countries such as Canada, Japan, United States, England and Australia. A permanent exhibition of his art is on display in the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Washington DC.
Daniel Taylor spent most of his professional life using art to promote a cause. He was granted the Federal and Provincial Ambassadorship of the 'Very Special Arts' program for assisting in the creation of art workshops for both children and adults with disabilities worldwide. He has also been selected to assist celebrities by donating his work towards the Leukaemia and Diabetes Societies.
Taylor’s current project WildArtAfrica - When Paintings Come Alive is designed to raise awareness and funds for the conservation of Africa's endangered wildlife species and for the education of schoolchildren. For this purpose he has partnered with the African Conservation Foundation.
Daniel Taylor is one of the very few artists in the world who masters High Realist painting in acrylic. This makes his work truly unique - an excellent opportunity to make a valuable investment in portrait and wildlife art and contribute to aid projects in Africa.
80% of the revenues will go to education and conservation projects in Africa.