Houses in Art – Rick Taylor

This would be more of streetcars in art, as there is barely a single painting by Rick Taylor, where streetcar is not present. What a true Torontonian he is, amazing singer of his lovely city!

On to the Next
On to the Next

Artist, Rick Taylor, was born in Fergus, Ontario. He currently resides in Mississauga.
Even as a preschooler he loved to draw. His father Leslie Taylor, was a local sign writer, painting innumerable trucks, awnings and banners until the late sixties, when the family moved to Malton.
Rick taught elementary school for 27 years, while also enjoying a lively and productive career as an artist. In 2000 he left teaching to pursue a full time career as an artist.
Church and State
Church and State
Although Rick's preoccupation is painting, he is also an active cartoonist and illustrator. His autobiographical cartoon strip, The Blackboard Jumble has appeared for many years in a variety of publications. He illustrated the critically acclaimed comic book series Wordsmith and in the early nineties he drew Sandman Mystery Theater for D.C. Comics.
Rick also produced a large volume of short stories and sketchbooks for Caliber Comics, as well as the four issue espionage adventure, "The Silencers," the supernatural thriller "The Raven Chronicles" and finally his own adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "Salome."
Dundas Square
Dundas Square


A Rainy Autumn Day on Spadina
A Rainy Autumn Day in Spadina

Rick’s graphic novel, “Growing Up with Comics” is his most recent published work.
A lifelong learner, Rick has attended art classes at Humber College, Sheridan College, O.C.A.D., York University, The University of Guelph, Neilson Park Creative Centre and Springbank Visual Arts Centre.

Festival of Lights
Festival Of Lights

Markham Midnight
Markham Midnight

A few years ago, Rick decided to devote much of his attention to one of his loves, the challenging, but rewarding medium of watercolour. His new work was quickly picked up by a number of collectors and Rick was soon represented by Nancy Poole's Studio in Toronto. In recent years he has switched his focus to oil or acrylic on canvas.
In the last couple of years, Rick has been involved in a number of group and one man shows at the Frecklebean Café on McCaul Street in Toronto. He has also participated in exhibits with the Heliconian sketch group in Toronto. He is currently represented by the Artworld of Sherway, The Gallery Upstairs, Creations Gallery, White Wall North and the Westmount Gallery.
Old City Hall

Old City Hall

Police Headquarters
Police Headquarters

Rick and his wife Krista are avid travellers, and he has painted and sketched in the U.K, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Mexico, North Africa, Hawaii, South America, Israel, Egypt, and also throughout Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. Algonquin Park and Killarney, Ontario are favourite locations. In May of 2004 he fulfilled a lifelong dream and visited Arizona to paint the desert. He spent much of the summer of 2005 exploring and sketching in Newfoundland and plans to paint a large series of works based on his trip.
In January, 2014 the Government of Ontario purchased four of Rick’s paintings for their collection of Canadian art.

Rick Taylor Shopping Night in Chinatown 18x24
Shopping Night in Chinatown

Stepping Off in Chinatown
Stepping Off in Chinatown

Streetcar Party (McVeigh's)
Streetcar Party

In his urban paintings, Rick captures the atmosphere and energy of older neighborhoods. His goal is to evoke an emotional sensation in his landscapes and recreate the sense of joy and peace he feels in the outdoors. He writes, "I'd like the viewer to look at one of my winter scenes and feel they can see their breath or hear water flowing over stones".

The Secret City
The Street City

All information on artist's bio was taken from his personal web-site

To purchase Rick's art – visit Artworld Fine Art and ask for Donna Child!

Wet Sunrise

Wet Sunrise

With heart and style from Marina Gavrylyuk
Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group Summit Realty

More houses in Art:

Maria Chepeleva
Lee Mothes
Diane Millsap
Willem Haenraets
George Kovach
Dmitry Kustanovich
Eric Dowdle
Judy Gibson
Alena Dergileva
Alice Dalton Brown
John Sloan
Sung Kim
Ruth Sanderson
Raphael Toissaint
Alexej Shalaev
Daniel Wall
Laurent Parcelier
Dae-Chun Kim
Denis Oktyabr
Antoine Blanchard
Thierry Duval
Rimma Vyugova
Zinoviy Sydoriv
John Patrick O'Brien
Anatoly Metlan
Mark King
Edward Gordon
Evgeny Lushpin
Raynald Leclerc
Sergey Brandt
Robert Pejman
Thomas Kinkade
Mikki Senkarik
Leonid Afremov

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