HARVEY TAYLOR

Biography

Graduated from Winchester School of Art in 1993 and then moved to Colchester in 1997 to teach art at the Sixth Form College. My painting has evolved from abstract paintings to more exact realist work.

My 'superrealist' paintings are concerned with the process of painting and breaking the whole down into small parts. The image I work from is a map that is scrutinised and closely transcribed onto a larger scale. Through the process of unpicking the image a new painting evolves. Current work is investigating the wooded area near my studio. Up close the painting is a mass of intense marks but from afar the image snaps into view.

Work for sale is on Saatchi Art.

I am part of this group, Contemporary British Painting. My work is also in the Priseman Seabrook collection - http://www.priseman-seabrook.org

Education

1996 - 1997 - P.G.C.E. Art and Design, Canterbury Christ Church College
1990 - 1993 - B.A (Hons) Fine Art, Painting - Winchester School of Art
1989 - 1990 - Foundation Diploma - Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury


Solo Shows

2015 - Paintings, The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk
2014 - Work, Contemporary British Painting Group show, St. Marylebone Parish Church Crypt, 17 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LT
2013 - Portraits, Norman Rea Gallery, University of York
2010 - A Painter's Process, Slack Space, Colchester
2009 - Sleeping Heads, Benham Gallery, Cuckoo Farm Studios, Colchester
2007 - Wembley Point, West London - Target follow.
2007 - Benham Gallery, Cuckoo Farm Studios 
2007 - Appetite Cafe, Colchester
2005 - Shaping Colour at the Digby Gallery, The Mercury Theatre, Colchester
2005 - Benham Gallery, Cuckoo Farm Studios, Colchester
2004 - The Garden Cafe. Firstsite @ The Minories - Colchester
2003 - McCleans Bar, Colchester
2003 - Head Street Gallery, Halstead, Essex
2002 - Priory Galleries, Colchester
2001 - Les Livres Gallery, Colchester
2001 - Trinity Street Studios, Colchester
2000 - Inkpen Downie Gallery, Colchester
1999 - Gallery 73, Brighton
1999 - Chambers Gallery, Ipswich
1999 - Nevill Gallery, Canterbury


Some Group Shows and Opens

2017 Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts and Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Museum - China - Contemporary Masters from the East of England
2017 Menier Gallery, Southwark Street, London - Contemporary Painting: In Good Health -  Paintings in Hospitals. Group show with CBP 
2017 Contemporary Masters from the East of England, The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk
2016 Postkarte, Wivenhoe Bookshop, Wivenhoe, Essex
2016, 2015, 2012, 2011 - Essex Open, Beecroft Gallery, Southend
2014 - Priseman - Seabrook Collection, Huddersfield Art Museum
2014 - @paint - Ipswich Arts School
2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 - Eastern Open, Kings Lynn Arts Centre, Norfolk
2013 - Contemporary British Painting Group show, St. Marylebone Parish Church Crypt, 17 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LT
2013 - East Contemporary Art: A Collection of 21st Century Practice, Waterfront Gallery, UCS, Ipswich
2011 - Winner of the Wyss Foundation Painting Prize 2011 at Eastern Open
2012 - Call for entries, Artworks, Cambridge
2012 - All at Sea, Pie Factory, Margate
2011 - Group show at Jardines, Wivenhoe, Essex
2009 - The National Open Art Competition, Chichester
2009 - Wyss Foundation Prizewinner 2009 at Eastern Open

Collections

East Contemporary Art Collection - University Campus Suffolk
Falmouth Art Gallery
Priseman - Seabrook Collection
Art UK - Leaves II is part of the Priseman - Seabrook Collection
Art UK - Linda as part of the East Contemporary Art Collection

Reviews

The York Press

Nouse - The University of York's student newspaper