Mary-Beth Taylor, is an impressionistic / realistic oil painter. Her bold brush stroked works, influenced by Van Gogh, Monet and O’Keeffe, fluctuate between landscapes, seascapes, portraits, store fronts, cityscapes, and still life.
The quiet scenes are expressed with bright vibrant colors and the vast majority of her nostalgic canvases depict her native Long Island and New York city – the greatest city in the world.
Taylor’s sculptures are an abstract series in alabaster. Her clay masks are a primitive and animal inspired exploration. Her limited edition photographs, inventive compositions of everyday images.
A graduate of New York’s esteemed Fashion Institute of Technology Mary-Beth’s paintings are regularly shown at Chrysalis Gallery in Southampton, New York.
Taylor is also is a multiple award-winning independent film producer whose first film, the “coming of age/coming out” comedy/drama, Dorian Blues. was among the most decorated independent films of 2004.
Taylor’s second film, The Skeptic, starring Tim Daly (ABC’s Private Practice, Wings, Diner), Zoe Saldana (star of Avatar and Star Trek), and Tom Arnold (True Lies); is enjoyed a theatrical world release.
Taylor’s films are available on DVD and can be seen on Showtime, HBO, The IFC Channel, The Sundance channel, as well as at Netflix.
Taylor is a long-time New Yorker where she lives with her husband and three sons.