Topical information and announcements about the artist Michael Taylor and his work.

Recent paintings on show in New York.

W and D gallery in NY

Waterhouse and Dodd are exhibiting eight of Michael's recent paintings in their Greene Street Gallery, New York. The exhibition, a mixed show, runs from 19th May until 4th June 2011. For further information, contact Eleanor Cheetham,

Paintings on show in Florida, January 2011

Miami Beach Convention Center

There is an upcoming opportunity in America to see several of the original paintings represented by images on this site. Michael will be showing a number of works with Waterhouse and Dodd at Miami International Art Fair (MIA) at Miami Beach Convention Center, FL 33139, January 14th–17th, 2011, with a private preview evening January 13th.

The fair sets out to host prestigious international dealers featuring contemporary, emerging, conceptual, and modern art including photography, installations, performance, video and painting.

London exhibition of recent paintings at Waterhouse & Dodd

Waterhouse and Dodd

This one-man show runs from 24 November until 17 December 2010 at Waterhouse & Dodd, 26 Cork Street, London W1S 3ND. A catalogue is available from the gallery on request. For further information call Jamie Anderson at the gallery on +44 20 7734 7800. Also, a downloadable .pdf version of the catalogue is available via the gallery website.

in the intoduction to the catalogue, Huon Mallalieu writes ......

P D James at National Portrait Gallery

P D James portrait

Michael's portrait of crime fiction writer, P D.James is currently on display in Room 37 at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

This painting was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery in 1996. It has been loaned by the NPG to 10 Downing Street and to the Geffrye Museum. It was also the subject of a Channel 4 television program in 2002.

New work at Waterhouse and Dodd 2010


After a three and a half year period of quiet and reflective work in my Dorset studio I will be holding a one man show of new paintings at Waterhouse and Dodd in Cork Street, London which will open on November 24th 2010.

The new works are a mixture of figure paintings and still lifes, and will be reproduced on this site as soon as the exhibition catalogue is available. They will also be displayed on the Waterhouse and Dodd gallery website.

Forthcoming London Exhibition

Waterhouse and Dodd

In November 2010 I will be showing new work in a one man show at Waterhouse and Dodd, 26 Cork Street, London. Expected to run from the last week in November 2010 until Christmas, it will be the first opportunity to see paintings that have been created in my Dorset studio over the last couple of years. Images will be posted on this site in due course when the exhibition details have been finalized, or will be available from Waterhouse and Dodd.

'Working Artists, Dorset'

Young Woman with Crossed HandsMichael will be showing a recent work, 'Seated girl with crossed hands' for the first time at Poole Arts Centre's mixed exhibition Working Artists, Dorset to run from 25th July - 18th September 2009.

Work in progress

Waterhouse and Dodd

2007 was spent catching up with portrait commissions. However, I am now settled back into the studio for a couple of years to work on more paintings, letting one picture lead naturally on to another. I look forward to exhibiting these paintings in due course.

Also, my thanks to Phil Rees for taking such pains and care to create, and maintain the new website.

Scheringa Museum acquisitions

Model Steam Engine

The Scheringa Museum has acquired Portrait with Grave Goods and Model Steam Engine (Self Portrait) for their permanent collection. These will join Grl rsting on swvl chr which they had previously purchased from Michael’s exhibition at Waterhouse and Dodd in 2006.

Royal Society of Portrait Painters exhibition

Michael's portrait of Paul Beckett, amateur heavyweight boxer, committed Manx lawyer, qualified masseur and tattooed man with an appetite for human rights issues was exhibited at this year's Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries 24th April-11th May 2008.

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