Trés Taylor

Trés Taylor

Trés left his position as a biochemist 20 years ago, to leap into a new career as an artist.  To him, it was an act of faith and risk; Trés Taylor says it saved his life.  “I am closest to God when I am painting.  He uses my hands to show my brothers and sisters what he has shown me, which is, when our hearts are free to love, then we will see and experience the world.”

He found many spirit guides along the way in the form of toads and hawks, which reminded him to return to the spirit and the beauty of the natural world for inspiration.

Throughout this journey, the early stages of which happened in Japan, the Birmingham, Alabama native has continued to share emotionally rich narratives about monks, nature, beauty, light and his inspired observance of this world.

Trés begins each painting with a wooden frame covered in tar paper, the tar paper creates a textural ground for his next layers.  The added layers include wood putty to add more texture which he carves into to outline the painted surfaces or smooths to add dimension.  The colors & textures set the stage for the fish, critters, monks and folks inhabiting each painting, each world he creates and shares with us.

The Cottage Journal recently featured Trés in it’s Autumn 2017 issue, bringing with it a wider audience, and a larger following; we at American Folk Art are thrilled to be representing him.

A few words about a recent series of paintings Tres has created for American Folk Art: This series titled: The Blessing of the Animals consists of 9 paintings, each 36″ X 36″. Created as a tableau, one that fits together to express the richness of the earth’s gifts. Individually they stand alone as powerfully energetic paintings, arresting and passionate.  Full of texture, color & Tres’ unique appreciation of the world, we welcome this new chapter in Tres painting career, and are excited to share them with you.

Selected Works

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Blessing Our Night Friends

Acrylic Paint & other media, on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 26 x 36"
$ 2,500.- (TT256)

Blessing the Tree Lovers

Acrylic Paint & other media, on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 36 X 36"
$ 2,500.- (TT257)

Blessing the Birds & Squirrels

Acrylic Paint & other media, on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 36 X 36"
$ 2,500.- (TT252)

Blessing the Forest Giants

Acrylic Paint & other media, on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 36 X 36"
$ 2,500.- (TT258)

Blessing the Peacock

Acrylic Paint & other media, on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 36 X 36"
$ 2,500.- (TT254)

Blessing the Armadillo

Acrylic Paint & other media, on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 36 X 36"
$ 2,500.- (TT253)

Blessing the Ground Dwellers

Acrylic Paint & other media, on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 36 X 36"
$ 2,500.- (TT255)

Blessing the Shy Critters

Acrylic Paint & other media, on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 36 X 36"
$ 2,500.- (TT259)

Blessing the Alligators

Acrylic Paint & other media, on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 36 X 36"
$ 2,500.- (TT251)

Birdie Knows the Way

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 36 X 36"
$1,800.- (TT165)

Candlelight Night

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 9 X 36"
$350.- (TT264)

Evening Catch

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 9 X 36"
$350.- (TT268)

Monk in Meditation

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 18 X 42"
$850.- (TT66)

A Ride Over the River

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 58 X 29"
$3,000.- (TT171)

Blushing Monk

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 18 X 42"
$850.- (TT137)

Basket Full of Roses

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 9 X 36"
$350.- (TT238)

A Walk at Nightfall

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 36 X 36"
$1,100.- (TT243)

Back From the Garden

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 9 X 36"
$350.- (TT247)

Vibrant Sky

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 18 x 36"
$600.- (TT241)

Kaa in the Jungle

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 42 X 24"
$2,200.- (TT201)

Somberly Rowing

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 18 X 36"
$600.- (TT242)

Red Sky at Night

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 18 x 36"
$600.- (TT248)

Early Morning Catch

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 36 x 36"
$1,800.- (TT250)

Meditative Walk

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 18 X 36"
$600.- (TT240)

Fishing At Dusk

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 9 X 36"
$350.- (TT273)

Village on the Riverbank

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 36 X 36"
$1,800.- (TT179)

A Walk Through the Desert

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 9 X 36"
$300.- (TT189)

Tres Taylor

Tres Taylor visits the gallery