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

Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize

Self Portrait 2011

Piano Pieces has been shortlisted for the Lynn Painter-Stainers prize 2012. The exhibition of this year's finalists, which is free, can be seen at the Mall Galleries from 28th March until 5th April, and then later from 23rd-27th April at WH Patterson Gallery in Albemarle Street, London.

Self portrait drawing acquired by National Portrait Gallery

In Memory of my Father

Self Portrait (In Memory of my Father) was acquired by The National Portrait Gallery, London in February, 2012. It joins their collection of artists' self portraits.

Scheringa Museum update

Scheringa Museum

Following the collapse of the DSB Bank owned by Dirk Scheringa, it's main creditor, ABN Amro, seized the entire collection, which had been used to raise money for the construction of the now nearly completed new 38 million euro museum building.

"....they came like thieves in the night", said tearful museum staff.

Self Portrait commission

Self Portrait 2011

The first four months of the year have been spent creating a Self Portrait with Grave Goods (and shaving mirror). It formed the culmination of six years of non stop work which provided the content for my two one man shows at Waterhouse and Dodd, interspersed with one or two portrait commissions. I saw this self portrait, a commission from a Turkish collector, as a chance to reflect on this period and finally dump myself and a collection of redundant props and metaphoric objects in the attic tomb, and seal the entrance.

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.

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