Biographies

Craig Taylor

Craig Taylor


Craig Taylor was born in Sydney in 1952. After showing an aptitude for drawing in his youth, he commenced formal training at the Julian Ashton Art School. It was at this time he realised he had a talent for painting horses and people so he decided to specialise in action paintings of racehorses. His first racing picture was of the ill-fated champion Dulcify. It met with immediate acclaim and was purchased by the German Baron Peter Von Kap-Herr, who was the president of a prominent German racing club.


Craig was then commissioned to paint several of Australia's best horses for a book titled Great Australian Thoroughbreds. Since then he has produced paintings of many famous horses including Kingston Town, Phar Lap, Biscay, Tulloch and Gunsynd.


While still painting the occasional horse racing picture, Craig has for the past few years specialised in female nudes. Usually working in pastels, he is able to achieve beautiful, delicate skin tones which seem to bring his pictures to life.