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Bryan Mark Taylor Biography

A young and accomplished landscape painter, Bryan Mark Taylor is currently working out of his Bay Area studio and teaching in the Graduate School of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.  His work continues to evolve as a combination of traditional techniques and personal innovation.  Time spent outdoors observing and pondering nature has become an essential part of his creative process.

Bryan won "Best of Show" at the 2009 Laguna Plein Air Invitational and "Best of Show" at the 2009 Los Gatos Plein Air Festival, and "First Place" in the quick draw competition at the 2010 Telluride Plein Air Festival.  His work was chosen for the 2010 International Salon in San Antonio, Texas where he won "Honorable Mention" and "Jury Top Fifty" awards.  He won "Honorable Mention" at the 2011 and 2010 Carmel Art Festival and also won "Second Place", "Honorable Mention" and " Best Emerging Artist" awards at the 2009 Carmel Art Festival.  Byran's life and works were featured in the September, 2010 issue of Southwest Art Magazine and in the Fall 2009 issue of American Artist Workshop Magazine.  He was also featured as one of "Today's Masters" in the March/April 2009 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine.  Although still early in his career, Bryan has had six successful one-man shows.  He is a member of Oil Painters of America and has participated in the 2007-2010 National Juried Exhibitions.

Bryan was born in Portland, Oregon.  He received his BA from Brigham Young University in 2001 and his MFA from the Academy of Art University in 2005.