Paul Taggart : Artist : Author : Presenter : Producer
Paul Taggart : Fine Artist & Author
From the early days of ‘solo’ exhibitions and ‘mixed’ shows in galleries across the UK, Paul Taggart’s work is now sold or commissioned privately, through occasional, ‘invitation-only’ Private Views and Private Viewing by appointment. His private collectors are to be found not only in the UK but across the globe.
Whether working on a large scale composition, such as ‘Ghosts of Summer’ or ‘In Full Spate’ : a mid-size composition such as 'Close of Day’ or ‘Brightwater’ : a Paul Taggart miniature such as ‘Their Musical Heritage Shared’ or ‘Lichen Tree’ – all are afforded the same traditional method and gradual process.
Although his preferred medium for producing Masterworks is oils, attention to techniques and wide-ranging knowledge of most media, enables Paul Taggart to work in the medium that brings out the best of the subject. Over the years his portfolio of selling work has included watercolours, oils, acrylics, pastels, pencil work, pen & ink, etchings and lino prints.
Working thematically, on dedicated Collections, he not only selects subjects that bring out his signature feature (the quality of light); but also chronicles everyday life, significant projects and events, or ‘heritage’ within a community. Reflecting another tradition in art, these are ‘conversation pieces’, where each painting tells its own story, within the bigger picture of the Collection.
Paul Taggart : Author : Presenter : Producer
The simplest of sketches is a work of art that leads ultimately to a better understanding of drawing and painting and somewhere along the route to learning, all aspiring artists wish to make a statement through their first complete painting.
It is also Paul Taggart’s personal belief that professional artists such as himself should not keep the joy of drawing and painting to themselves; instead they should share it with those who are starting out on the road of self-discovery through this most fulfilling of pursuits.
With the advent of worldwide internet access and video hosting facilities for streaming and downloading, his art of detailed demonstrations with accompanying running commentary have been translated into online video tutorials and courses.
Even those who already paint should be encouraged to discover new ideas to help them develop their painting abilities further, whether it is in investigating other media such as watercolours, oils, acrylics, pastels, inks and gouache, or in manipulating familiar painting tools in a completely different way.