Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Tuesday 23 April 2019

Art in the Shed – Alan Taylor – ‘Artists’ Haunts’

‘Artists’ Haunts – Alan Taylor’

Art in the Shed

Showing every weekend in August

Saturdays 10 – 5

Sundays 10 – 4

Wivenhoe Bookshop Shed

In this remarkable show, Alan Taylor revisits his Wivenhoe haunts of 45 years ago. The work is showing in the Over the Sofa Gallery, and in the bookshop shed.

Alan was very active in the Wivenhoe arts society in the 1970s, and now resides in Normandie, France.

He has recently put together, from memory and photographs,  a collection of paintings and prints of his old Wivenhoe haunts, and artists’ houses.

Many of the pictures will feature in the forthcoming Jardine Press book ‘Wivenhoe Artists’.

Alan Taylor, is a British professional painter currently living and working in Normandie, He is Member of The Colchester Art Society and Devon Artists Network.

Alan’s work ‘High Tide At The Folly’ was shortlisted and hung in the ‘Artist of the Year’ show at the Mall Galleries earlier this year, and his art and techniques featured in the summer edition of ‘The Artist’, the UK’s best-selling magazine for artists and art lovers.

Alan’s work has been exhibited in London, New York, East Anglia, the UK Midlands and South West, and lately in France. Many of his paintings are now in private collections in Europe, the USA and Australia.

About the Artist

At the age of 12, Alan Taylor moved from London with his parents to a small village on the edge of the Essex Marshes. It was here that an initial interest in painting began. He later became a member of the Wivenhoe Artists Group, exhibiting extensively in London, Colchester and East Anglia.

In 1973 he gained a Post Graduate Art Teachers Certificate from the University of Sussex. He taught at an Essex Comprehensive School before moving to Devon, and opting for part-time art teaching and part-time painting alongside his partner Jo’s graphic design agency. After 10 years in the Exeter area they moved to France in 1988, where Alan has enjoyed success with commissions, exhibitions, and submissions to open competitions.