William Taylor

William F. Taylor paints for the love of painting. He paints the way a Zen practitioner meditates, the way a musician composes: as a daily creative practice. Now 95, the shy and nearly deaf Santa Rosa artist has painted almost every day of his adult life. A master draftsman who worked as a graphic artist for two decades in Los Angeles, he draws and paints precisely and at leisure (if he’s not asked to park elsewhere), working in watercolor, pen and ink, acrylics or oils. When he can’t finish on the spot, he will develop the painting further at home. Each painting is a love story to Sonoma County, they are a specific spot and moment in time.