Born in 1967 in Anaheim, CA, Patrick Taylor began painting at an early age and receiving recognition and awards for his work from the moment he started school. He has spent most of his life traveling the US and abroad. Drawing on his youthful foray through the rain forests of Central America and the dramatic landscapes of Italy and New Zealand, Patrick's rural landscapes evoke a quiet mystery and reverence. Every day places could be oceans away or a distant memory. Patrick says, "I love to reinvent landmarks and local scenes in a way that transcends their sense of place and time and reawakens the viewer's emotional perspective." His formal training includes studying fine art at Augusta College, including their Italian study abroad program.