August Featured Artist - Scott Taylor


We can think of no better artist to feature for our inaugural gallery opening than Scott Taylor.

Scott Taylor is a Berkshire, MA painter who has been creating art for most of his life. Over that time Scott has drawn his inspiration from many things. Old rustic barns so prevalent in the New England landscape are a major influence for him, as well as wooded pathways, garden flowers, old rusted trucks and treed ridgelines. Elements such as color theory and composition have come intuitively to him over the years. His education stems from spending a great deal of time studying the work of artists that he admires - Vincent Van Gogh, Edward Hopper, John Singer Sargent, Wayne Thiebaud and Richard Diebenkorn to name a few.  They and numerous others have had varying degrees of influence on his work over the years. Taylor's use of color has become his signature and is apparent when looking at his work. Vibrant color first catches the eye, and through its movement and energy one is drawn further into the painting.

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I love to paint! I love everything about it, from the very first brush load of color to the last –and especially how the paint feels as the brush moves it around the canvas. Often when I start a painting I have an idea and direction for what I expect the piece to be, but at times the painting will take on a life of its own. I paint today because I have to; it has become what I do.

 Ultimately I hope the end result will give someone else the same pleasure in looking at the piece as the joy that I get out of creating it.

Show Highlights

Sanford Smith Gallery, Great Barrington  MA

RICAN Gallery, Red Hook NY

The Hudson Opera House, Hudson NY

Celebrations Gallery, Pomfret CT

St. Francis Gallery, Lee MA

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield MA

Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield MA

Welles Gallery, Lenox MA


Permanent Collections

Dana Farber Pediatric Children’s Hospital, Boston MA

Fairview Hospital, Gt. Barrington MA

Hillcrest Cancer Center, Pittsfield MA

Millbrook Winery, Millbrook NY


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Scott’s work will hang through to the first Monday of September. Everything in the cafe gallery is for sale.

 For more information ontact: 413.443.4660 or like him on Facebook @ Scott Taylor Paintings

Interested in showing your work in our cafe gallery? Apply here!