Katherine Taylor is an oil painter and longtime resident of Bend, OR. Her signature style employs the dramatic lighting and luminosity of the Old Master’s classical approach she was trained in. Katherine studied art and architecture in Italy, where she was influenced by the Baroque preference for chiaroscuro (strong contrast of lights and darks). Her style today reflects new explorations of painterly marks with tools beyond the brush, to let the paint itself remain as beautiful as the subject. “I love painting animals, still life, landscapes, figures, portraits, and just about all other genres, especially subject matter where I can capture an authentic and soulful aspect of a place, animal or person, that part that is mythic, heroic, compassionate, and uplifting. The world is calling out for more of these characteristics, so it seems natural and important to be painting them now.” Katherine teaches classical oil painting. Her work has been included in juried exhibitions and private collections throughout the US.
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