Even as a preschooler he loved to draw. His father Leslie Taylor, was a local sign writer, painting innumerable trucks, awnings and banners until the late sixties, when the family moved to Malton.
Rick taught elementary school for 27 years, while also enjoying a lively and productive career as an artist. In 2000 he left teaching to pursue a full-time career as an artist.
Although Rick's preoccupation is painting, he is also an active cartoonist and illustrator. His autobiographical cartoon strip, The Blackboard Jumblehas appeared for many years in a variety of publications. He illustrated the critically acclaimed comic book series Wordsmith and in the early nineties, he drew Sandman Mystery Theater for D.C. Comics.
Rick also produced a large volume of short stories and sketchbooks for Caliber Comics, as well as the four-issue espionage adventure, "The Silencers," the supernatural thriller "The Raven Chronicles" and finally his own adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "Salome."
Rick’s graphic novel, “Growing Up with Comics” is his most recent published work.
A lifelong learner, Rick has attended art classes at Humber College, Sheridan College, O.C.A.D., York University, The University of Guelph, and Springbank Visual Arts Centre.
Artist, Rick Taylor, was born in Fergus, Ontario.
Price Range $500 - $3000 Canadian
Rick Taylor, Instructor Faculty Member.
We are very pleased to have Rick Taylor part of our Instructor Faculty. For upcoming art workshops and lessons please see the Lessons section of our website. Classes fill up quickly so be sure to be on the special email list.