Statement / Press
My current series of paintings are dominated by sky. Many also have oceans, some have landscapes, others are just clouds. Looking up at the sky has always been associated with deep meditative thought, prayer, and wonder. I’m taking memories of thought provoking imagery and using layers of thick and thin paint to encourage the viewer to get lost in the painting. The idea is to nudge the viewer into their own thoughts, memories or meditations. Sometimes I’m bringing order out of chaos, other times I’m letting the chaos have its moment of beauty - always allowing space for something mystical to shine through.
"Taylor has these picturesque, large-scale clouds. The light is amazing" - Baltimore Magazine
"Murray Taylor's are the kind of paintings that draw you in because they invite you to imagine the process of painting" - SoBo Voice
"We love the way Murray Taylor captures natural light" - Saatchi Art