One of Australia’s innovative realist landscape painters. Blue Mountains based Taylor finds his inspiration from the natural beauty of the land. His understanding of, and connection with nature is evident when viewing Taylor’s compelling and thoughtful compositions.
Neil Taylor was born in Brisbane in 1953 and studied painting in the early 70’s with William Robinson. After a short period of teaching he moved to the Sydney area and began to paint and exhibit full-time. He spent almost thirty years based around the Hawkesbury River north of Sydney and painting the local wilderness areas. He now lives west of Sydney and travels extensively both in Australia and overseas researching new subjects. He is particularly well known for his treatment of ocean and littoral themes.
Taylor has held almost 40 one-man shows in Australia, Asia, U.S.A. and the UK. He is represented in State collections as well as in a long list of major public and private corporations and private collections.
2015 Mosman Art Prize – People’s Choice
2014 Temora Art Prize – First Prize
2014 Stanthorpe Art Prize – People’s Choice and Volunteer’s Choice
2013 Calleen Art Awards – People’s Choice
2012 Hawkesbury Art Prize – People’s Choice
2011 Gosford Art Prize – First Prize
2011 Mt Eyre Art Prize – First Prize
2009 Kenilworth Art Prize – First Prize
2009 Mortimore Prize – First Prize
10 Times Finalist in Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes AGNSW
Finalist in many other art prizes including Paddington Art Prize, Tattersalls Art Prize, Mosman Art Prize, Waterhouse Art Prize, Muswellbrook Art Prize and NSW Parliament Plein Air Prize.
Wollongong City Art Gallery; B.H.P. Brisbane; European Asian Bank; Abbot-Tout-Creer; Gold Coast City Art Gallery; C.B.A. Bank; De Beers London; Newcastle University; N.R.M.A. Sydney; Banque Nationale du Paris; Volvo International; Hyatt Hotels Adelaide; Tubemakers Australia; N.S.W. State Parliament; European Banking Corporation; Bird Cameron Perth; S.A. Co-op Building Society; Price Waterhouse Sydney; Girvan Corporation Sydney; Colonial State Bank, Sydney; Fincorp Ltd, Perth; G.I.O.Sydney; Colgate-Palmolive Sydney; The Terrace Adelaide; American Club Sydney; State Bank of S.A.; Hilton Hotel Brisbane; A.M.P. Society Brisbane; Carrington Coal Co Newcastle; C.S. First Boston Sydney; Comsteel Newcastle; A.A.P. Sydney; Barclays De Zoot De Weit Sydney; Reuters Sydney; Bayer Sydney; State Street Bank Sydney, Randwick Municipal Council Sydney, A.G.L. Sydney, Hyatt Hotels USA, Port of Brisbane, QLD Sunshine Coast Art Collection QLD. Mt Eyre Vineyards NSW