I am a New York-based artist focusing on acrylic on canvas landscapes.
Growing up, I spent summers on the Gaspé Peninsula in rural Quebec and canoeing through remote parts of Algonquin Park in Ontario, Canada. The light dancing on the water and sky captivated me year after year. As a young adult, I lived in Maine for several years and was struck time and again by the natural beauty of the landscape – land, sea and lake.
These experiences inform the primary focus of my work. I am fascinated by the movement of light and color across the landscape and with exploring the surprising similarities and subtle differences of these areas.
Though I am now based in New York and work full-time, my passion for painting remains as strong as ever. Art, for me, is a healing force. I hope that through my art, I can help others. When I was young, my brother was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) – a rapidly progressive disorder which causes muscle weakness, and sometimes complete paralysis. GBS affects roughly 1-2 out of every 100,000 people and can be difficult to identify because many of the symptoms are common in other conditions. Hopefully, with increased awareness about GBS, more people will be able to get the help they need more quickly. All proceeds from my work will be donated to The GBS/CIDP Foundation International.
Taylor George is the name I associate with my work, and though not my birth name, is a name that feels very much my own and that has significant meaning for me as an artist. I was first introduced to painting by my grandmother, who I was very close with (and in fact, named after). Her maiden name was Taylor. George is a nickname I have had my entire life and fittingly, also the name of one of my favorite artists, Georges Seurat. (As a young artist I conducted an in-depth study of his work, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte).