Michael Taylor ,British born 1952 Worthing, Sussex.
Michael Taylor works quietly and carefully on one painting at a time, spending about three months over each composition.
On graduating from Goldsmiths School of Art in 1973, he determined to devote his time to working at a single canvas, while funding himself by working evenings at a pub in Greenwich. When the picture was completed, and after a period of reflection, he created another. These were subsequently exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Encouraged by the response, and selling both pictures, he decided to give up the pub job. He has continued to produce his extraordinary paintings, more or less without a break, until the present.
His chosen way of working inevitably leads to a certain complexity of content that only reveals itself with time and familiarity.