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.

Selected Works

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By Candlelight

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 27 X 36"
$700.- (TT91)

Angels All Around You

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 58 X 58"
$4,800.- (TT132)

Sailing on a Wine Dark Sea

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 27 X 36"
$700.- (TT118)

Evening on the Lake

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 9 X 36"
$275.- (TT122)

The Chupacabra

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 36 X 36"
$1,600.- (TT133)

Whistle While You Walk

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 9 X 36"
$275.- (TT121)

A Peaceful Outing

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 36 X 36"
$1,500.- (TT110)

Riding on a Red Road

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 18 X 36"
$500.- (TT119)

We Journey in Joy

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper w/ Gold Leafing, Mounted on Wood
size: 47 7/8 x 36"
$3,000.- (TT67)

The Three Sisters

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 9" X 72"
$ 500.- each, sold individually (TT126 [L], Center is TT125, TT124 [R])

Four Roses

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 2 pieces, 18 x 36" each, equaling 36 x 36" can hang separetely or together
$925.- (TT52)

The Three Brothers

Acrylic Paint on Tarpaper, Mounted on Wood
size: 9" X 72"
$ 500.- each, sold individually (TT127 [L], Center one has SOLD, TT130 [R])

Monk in Meditation

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

Tres Taylor

Tres Taylor visits the gallery