Taylor Gilcher

Taylor Gilcher

Description of Work

Heightened Moments #1 2021 - Oil on canvas - $60

Heightened Moments #22021 - Oil on canvas - Not for Sale

Heightened Moments #32021 - Oil on canvas - $60

Heightened Moments #42021 - Oil on canvas - Not for Sale

Heightened Moments #52021 - Oil on canvas - $60

Heightened Moments #62021 - Oil on canvas - $60

Heightened Moments #7 2021 - Oil on canvas - $60

Artist's Statement

I create landscape paintings that evoke a mood and atmosphere of calm. I seek out moments of interest from daily life to understand what it is about these landscapes that can inspire a feeling of calm.

I heighten these experiences by using a technique that is similar to the fast paced and loose brushstrokes of the Impressionists. The way Impressionists are able to use brushstrokes and colors to depict light is a major inspiration for my work. I am also greatly inspired by Fred Cuming RA, a British artist known via his involvement with the Royal Academy and currently popular within the New Romanticism movement. There is something about the texture and sense of light in his paintings of clouds and beaches that inspires my work. Overall, two elements that are important to my style of work are the use of color and texture. With quick impulsive strokes and color sensitivity, I hope to capture the feeling of a landscape more than I hope to capture exact visual information.

I think that it is worth mentioning the notion of what it means to capture a moment in time and how that both inspires and involves my paintings. We live in a time where it is so incredibly easy to pull out a phone and take a relatively decent picture of whatever lies before us. I am no stranger to the impulse to record something if it interests me. In a world where everything is so fast paced and immediate, I find painting these captured moments to be a special task and find that paintings are a unique way to capture a moment of meditation. In a perfect world, a viewer would look at my paintings and experience the same things I do when I paint and view these landscapes; a feeling of overwhelming calmness. A feeling that forces us to confront the very idea of mindfulness and an atmosphere that draws us closer to that idea of the sublime within a modern world.

If you wish to purchase any of these pieces, please contact the gallery director, Jacqueline Nathan (jnathan@bgsu.edu.)


Updated: 03/16/2021 01:33PM