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"St. Anne on a Winter Night" by Rick Taylor
Even as a pre-schooler, Rick Taylor loved to draw. For 27 years he taught elementary school, while enjoying a productive career as an artist. In 2000, he left teaching to pursue his art on a full-time basis.
A lifelong learner, Rick attended art classes at Humber College, Sheridan College, O.C.A., York University, the University of Guelph, and Springbank Visual Arts Centre. More recently, he spent six months studying Chinese brush painting.
He is an active cartoonist and illustrator, with his autobiographical cartoon strip "The Blackboard Jumble" having been published for 21 years in a variety of publications. Community minded, he has donated 21 pages of art to "Drawing the Line", a benefit comic which will raise money for Princess Margaret and Sick Children hospitals.
Be it in watercolour, oil or acrylic, his works have attracted the attention of a number of collectors. In the past, his works have been shown at the Frecklebean Cafe in Toronto. Currently he is represented by the River Coyote Gallery (Port Credit) and Gallery on the Grand (Waterloo).
Rick's goal is to evoke an emotional sensation in his landscapes, and to recreate the sense of joy and peace he feels in the outdoors. We think he's succeeded. To contact Rick, e-mail