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Paul Taggart : Original Paintings

Welcome to my Original Paintings gallery, where you can view some of my works of art for sale.

Painting is my passion - my life's work that encompasses the creation of Masterworks for collectors.

My career as a professional painter and author has spanned over forty years and in that time more than one thousand principal selling works have come off the easel.

Traditional techniques form the basis of my particular method and process of working, which I maximise and manipulate to achieve the effect of light - the signature feature that is present in every piece.

I am particularly partial to oil painting, for there is nothing to surpass the sheer richness of this medium and the process. It is about painting in layers to create depth and using the inherent textures in a brushstroke. In oil painting we have a medium that can be opaque or transparent; thick or thin in its application, where the surface of the painting, being physical, affects the light falling on it.

The method of working from dark to light, building from initial dark layers through to the tiniest ticks of pure white highlights is combined with the use of traditional techniques such as glazing and tinting (as per the Old Masters). Enriching and enhancing the surface quality of oil paint is the process I employ extensively to achieve the quality I seek.

Watercolours, acrylics and pastels are all media for which I have also developed my own process and method.

In watercolours, the traditions of Wet on Wet, Wet on Dry and Line & Wash all come into play, either in their own right or in combination with each other.

Whilst acrylics provide me with a modern, versatile medium, I really expand their possibilities through bringing into play the traditional techniques found in oils and watercolours. Glazing, tinting, tonking and others, when combined with the textural qualities available through the use of acrylic paint, effect many exciting results.

Artists' Soft Pastels, being pure pigment allow me the intensity of colour unsurpassed in any other media. This vibrancy applies equally to the strong rich colours, as it does to the softest tints. The layering methods of oil painting are echoed in my pastel paintings, providing the depth and subtleties I require from my work.

Some of my Materworks are published by us as Limited Edition Prints; details of which can be found in the detailed descriptions of these paintings.

Please feel free to use our Contact Form (EMail icon to the left of the buttons on the site banner) should there be anything you wish to discuss further and we will do everything we can to help.


There are 29 works available for viewing in the Original Paintings Gallery. Click on the image to reveal full details.

"First Flight"

"First Flight"

'Turn of the Year'

'Turn of the Year'

'Swan Loch'

'Swan Loch'

'Andy's Watchful Eye'

'Andy's Watchful Eye'

'Brightwater'

'Brightwater'

'Soul Mates'

'Soul Mates'

'Breaking Mists'

'Breaking Mists'

'The Low Road'

'The Low Road'

'Yemaya'

'Yemaya'

'Smokies, Cloot and Scull'

'Smokies, Cloot and Scull'

'Bonspiel 2009'

'Bonspiel 2009'

'Blazin' Rehearsal'

'Blazin' Rehearsal'

'Gates of Dawn'

'Gates of Dawn'

'Christmas Bells'

'Christmas Bells'

'Solitude'

'Solitude'

'Gail’s Greedy Guzzler'

'Gail’s Greedy Guzzler'

'Waning Light'

'Waning Light'

'Highland Midnight at Midsummer 2006'

'Highland Midnight at Midsummer 2006'

'Lichen Tree'

'Lichen Tree'

'Wistful Reflection'

'Wistful Reflection'

'In Full Spate'

'In Full Spate'

'Lone Piper'

'Lone Piper'

'Light Cast - Brora'

'Light Cast - Brora'

'Golden Loch'

'Golden Loch'

'Dunbeath Castle'

'Dunbeath Castle'

'Drumochter Highland Pass, March Snows'

'Drumochter Highland Pass, March Snows'

'Light Dram'

'Light Dram'

'Natures Bounty'

'Natures Bounty'

'Merry Go Round'

'Merry Go Round'