Katherine Taylor has created a life of art, culture and passion, beginning with years of teaching literature and history while studying oil painting in the Southwest with some of the best artists of the region.
Now living in Central Oregon, Taylor is a professional artist who devotes herself to painting images saturated with visual metaphors and symbology. Taylor’s oil paintings are characterized by jewel colors, strong tonality, and a range of brushwork and palette knife application that creates lively, textured surfaces. She paints from life, from photograph and from imagination. Dreamy, mysterious settings showcase Taylor’s figurative images. The same attention to mood and lighting can be seen in her landscapes, still life, and portraiture.
Taylor’s signature contemporary style still integrates the dramatic chiaroscuro lighting and luminous glazing of the Old Masters.