Karl Taylor has recently returned to Carmarthen. He graduated from Carmarthen Art College, receiving an award for outstanding achievement in wildlife illustration and design. In 1992 he became the first wildlife artist to exhibit at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. He was raised in Penzance, Cornwall and grew up amongst the fishing communities. Spending most of his time combing the beaches was the catalyst for his interest in the natural world. By eleven, Karl was a “budding ornithologist.” Having spent many years observing birds and other wildlife, much of Karl’s art reflects his long held interest in how they successfully exist alongside man.
AWARDS and ACHIEVEMENTS 1996 Wildlife Art Society – Winner of Evegate Award for most innovative approach to Wildlife. 1998 Artist Magazine, Nature in Art Award – First Prize. 1998 “Birds in Art” Wisconsin, USA. 1999 Society of Wildlife Artists – RSPB Fine Art Award. 1999 “Birds in Art” Wisconsin, USA. 2000 Wildlife Arts Society – Silver Medal for Excellence. 2002 “Birds in Art” Wisconsin, USA. 2005 “Birds in Art” Wisconsin, USA.