an early age, young Richard Taylor had shown an exceptional ability
to draw. Not surprising perhaps, having been brought up in a family
where fine art drawing, painting, print publishing, gallery receptions
and art exhibitions pervaded daily life, but in his case a quite unusual
talent was obvious to all who saw his work.
future somewhere in the world of art seemed undoubted, though exactly
where didn't become clear to Richard until he completed a Bachelor of
Arts Degree in Graphic Design at Bath Spa University College. He excelled
during his academic years, producing a remarkable body of creative illustrative
work that was clearly leading him towards the world of fine art painting.
the watchful guidance of his father Robert, Richard's skills were fast
maturing to a standard where local galleries started exhibiting his
paintings and drawings and he found himself immersed in commissions
for friends, and soon, friends of friends, depicting images ranging
from automobiles to wildlife. No matter what the subject area, like
any determined young artist, Richard took it all in his stride. But
deep down, his heart always lay with his passion for aircraft, and things
mechanical - as his father says "it must be in the genes".
Taylor is a young talent not to be ignored. His abounding enthusiasm
for painting aircraft, and the distinctive natural flair of this young
professional artist is clearly demonstrated in this, his very first
aviation painting to be issued as a limited edition. Richard Taylor
is set to carve out an exciting career for himself: a career that the
most discerning collectors of the genre will no doubt wish to hold a
stake in from the very outset.