Will Taylor RBA SGFA grew up in Liverpool and after a science and engineering education followed a career in business consultancy. Choosing a dramatically different direction to develop an interest in arts and creativity, he is now an established artist and printmaker based in Rye, East Sussex. Although predominately self taught, Will has perfected his method by attending short schools at the Slade School of Fine Art London and Kent Institute of Art and Design in Maidstone.
In 2018 Will Taylor was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists, he is also a council member of the Rye Society of Arts and a member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art of which he is a past president.
Will is the recipient of multiple awards from the Society of Graphic Fine Art, the Pure Arts Group and the Royal Society of British Artist who presented him with the 2021 Stuart Southall Print Prize. In recent years his works have been exhibited at the Mall Galleries, Bankside Gallery and Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, as well as more locally at the Rye Art Gallery where he held the post of Artist-in-Residence. Further afield his works can also be viewed in the University of San Diego Print Collection.
“My prints have a traditional feel: they are copper plate etchings, using only line and cross-hatch in monotone to create a range of tones. They reflect a love and fascination of the masters of the etching revival. I explore topographical themes around the south coast and from travels around the world. They are observational with a strong narrative or point of interest. Some are boldly figurative reaching far beyond just vernacular architecture. Printmaking is the culmination of my various working methods which include drawing and painting.”