Greg Taylor – Matauri Bay One Tree

Size: 380 x 490mm

Medium: Oil on board

Price: $500

Today it’s hard to get this close to the water there, but the artist was welcomed.

Greg’s career path, whether it is through portraiture or landscape, is recognisable by the fundamental techniques of painting he learned at ATI. He says viewers often mistake this for originality. He relates how his mother, who was a renowned student at Elam School of Fine Arts, only gave him one other piece of advice. “Get understanding of how tonal values work in a painting.”

Observing this is an on going pursuit for Greg who begins all his works with pencil or charcoal sketches on inexpensive paper. He sees all works as ideas, concepts that have some relevance to him. Greg adds that this is how he explores what the light is revealing to him.