DAVID K TAYLOR A.W.I. F.V.A.S David is recognized internationally for his painting and teaching and his
services to the Arts. Born in Melbourne Australia in 1941, David’s early career began in etching and a 6-year
apprenticeship at the North Melbourne Printing School of Graphic Arts; colour etching assisted in his future career as
an artist painter. Many hand skills were learned such as hand engraving, lino and woodcutting, also etching with zinc,
copper and magnesium and later etching on film in lithography. David’s painting career expands many years of
studying the art of watercolour painting and he has been involved in teaching his great love of this medium to painters
both in Australia and overseas since the late sixties. He is involved in regularly tutoring for the Australian and
International Artist magazine.
His numerous achievements include over 100 awards in watercolour, including the Herald Sun Best Of Show Gold
Medal Award at the Camberwell Rotary Exhibition 2002 and a silver medal in 1976. In 2007 Silver Award. He won the
prestigious Victorian Artists Society Artist Of The Year Award in 1976, 1980, and again in 1989, and in the same year
he received the Distinguished Leadership Award for outstanding services to Watercolour and teaching from the
International Directory of Distinguished Leadership and a certificate of merit for distinguished service to the
community. His works are represented in Numerous Public and Private collections Worldwide.
David’s work is regularly exhibited in Australia, in several states, in England, the Channel Islands and Stockholm. He
has held regular one-man exhibitions of his work since 1975. In each Exhibition he expresses his love of working
freely on location and his love of spontaneity, shape, light and colour. There have been many varying influences on his
painting journey and aspires to the impressionists Monet, Turner, and the expressive John Singer Sergeant, also to
include Winslow Homer, Brabazon Brabazon and Whistler to name a few.
Subjects that convey atmosphere, mood and feeling inspire David. The book, Solving The Mystery of Watercolor,
features David Taylor’s work and was written by Ron Ranson. His work is also on film and DVD with APV films
2016 Three Exhibitions in China. Elected as a Life Member to Watercolor Society of Victoria, Australia.
Honored for services to watercolor in Australia and Internationally.
2015 Silver Medal in the International Watercolour Society
2014 Special guest Qingdao China 2014
2013 David will be Holding an Exhibition May 20th in Shanghai China at the Shanghai Quanhua Watercolour
Art gallery No 121 XI Jing Jie, Zhujiajiao, Qingpu District Shanghai 201713
2011 Kenneth Jack Memorial Award
2011 Kenneth Jack Popular Choice Award
2011 Winner Herald Sun Camberwell Rotary Art Show Gold Award Best of Show High and Dry St Aubins
August 2010 Lushan, China Exhibition 2 Paintings purchased for the National collection in China and National
lecture to 5,000 Chinese students in Lushan China (with a little singing also).
May 2010 International Judge as the Australian Representative in Shanghai as part of a judging panel From 5
Countries for a special International watercolour. His work was selected for the National Collection in China
2009 Kenneth Jack Memorial Award Medal
May 2009 Exhibition in Melbourne with Maxwell Wilks
April 2008 DVD, Looking For the Light, released
2007 The Silver Award Camberwell Art Exhibition
2006 Won the Wilbow Corporation Prize Best painting At the Camberwell Art Exhibition Australia.
October 2005 Special Exhibition in Jersey (Channel Islands)
Jan 2005 Selected as the Principal Artist in Residence - University of Southern Queensland Australia. He
became the first Australian recipient for this position at their Annual School for the Arts, in 37 years. It is of the
highest honor in the School, which caters for classes in Painting, Sculpture, Etching, Leadlighting, Ceramics,
Woodwork, Pottery and Calligraphy, Creative Writing, and Hand made Jewelry. Some 600 Students will attend at the
School, David will Participate and give a special talk on his life as a Painter
Australian Watercolour Institute 75th Anniversary 1923-1998
Australian Watercolour Painters 1780 – 1980 Jean Campbell
Australian Impressionist and Realist Artists
Artists and Galleries of Australia and New Zealand
Who’s Who in Australia and the Far East first edition 1989
Dictionary of International Biography 1990-91 Twenty-first Edition.
The International Directory Distinguished Leadership Second Edition.
Solving the Mystery of Watercolour David Taylor Ron Ranson
A P V Films Solving The Mystery Of Watercolour DVD and Video