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Meet Artist Alan Taylor 

Alan Taylor wildlife artist


Thank you for visiting my page.  I live in Yarm on Tees, North Yorkshire. Other family members include rough haired Jack Russel Alfie and Irish rescue dog Monty. You can see a  colour pencil drawing of Monty on this page.


I am a member of the Association of Animal Artists. This association supports many good charities. These include Bumblebee and Hedgehog conservation and preservation.

My love for art started as a teenager when I initially tried oil painting.  I then became interested in photography and loved capturing images of landscapes and rock climbing.

Later I taught digital graphic design for computer games including concept art for characters. I was impressed with my students' drawing skills and imagination. This inspired me to pick up my pencils and develop my graphite drawing skills. This developed into water colour painting, colour pencil drawing and pastel painting.

Artist at Work

I love using the medium of pastels or colour pencils to capture the colours and character of animals. I find inspiration for my subjects from countryside walks both at home and abroad.


I am a member of the Guild Society of Artists (GSA) and gained the AGSA professional qualification. This was awarded for the "wonderful artwork" submitted to the GSA fine art committee and for my artist professionalism. On gaining the AGSA I was invited to interview for the Art and Framing magazine.

One of my commissions was to create a book cover of a magical raven. This was for Deborah Barwick, an established North East author, image shown below on this page.

Alan Taylor wildlife artist
"Kit the Rabbit" award winning pastel artwork by wildlife artist Alan Taylor


My art has been exhibited in the Association of Animal Artists 2019 Winter Exhibition. I also exhibited at the 2021 Autumn Exhibition at the Station Richmond. In March 2020 I held a solo exhibition at Stockton Central Library. 


In addition my art was accepted for the  International Guild Society of Artists 2020 Exhibition.


I won a special merit award at the international Light Space Time Primary Colour Exhibition for Flight of the Kingfisher and also awarded 6th place for "Bubo-bubo the Eurasian Eagle Owl" in the "Paint and other Media" category of the Light Time Space 10th International Anniversary Art Exhibition from over 2000 art works.


In September 2022 I submitted my art into the Stokesley Agricultural show. This is one of the largest shows in England. I was delighted to be awarded first and second prize and the Jean Bell cup in the pastels category for "Kit the Rabbit" and "Spirit of the Wild". I also won first prize in the colour pencil category for "Flight of the Kingfisher".


I hope you enjoy browsing through my collection of wildlife and animal art.  Call back regularly as I am always adding more artwork. You can see my art in person at one of my stockists or catch me out and about at Agricultural shows.

Alan Taylor Art
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