About

About me

I seek to create emotional experiences through form and color. I am in a constant search of wonderful experiences created by intimate interactions between the viewer and my paintings.

 

 I am a classically trained visual artist, having studied drawing and painting at SUNY Purchase and The School of Visual Arts in New York City from 1987-1990.

 

The walls of the apartment I grew up in Manhattan were always filled with original, colorful, abstract paintings and fine art prints.  I enjoyed a large library of art history and painting techniques books which I absorbed over my formative younger years.

Growing up in Manhattan, I was fortunate to have access to New York City art museums and galleries on a regular basis.

My mother, Frances Lassiter, was founder and chairman of the fine arts department of The New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, Long Island. My parents, Norman and Frances Lassiter, produced fine art screen prints for fine artists in the 1970's. I have fond memories of visits to artist homes, their studios and galleries shows as a child. These priceless experiences made a powerful and lasting impression upon my outlook on fine art and the fine art process.

I currently paint in my studio in Ormond Beach, Florida.

© Richard Marcus Taylor