Join us during First Friday Art Walk at Lost Art Gallery for a wonderful evening. Experience the stunning works of Taylor Hale, a Key Largo native who draws inspiration from a lifetime on the water in his island hometown. His appreciation for nature truly radiates in his paintings. Hale, who works primarily with oils, completed a bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009. During his time spent studying abroad in Italy, he developed a love of the materials and methods of renaissance master which inspires his naturalistic scenes and traditional technique.
Like his great, great grandfather, New England Golden Age artist Joseph Lindon Smith, much of Taylor’s early work was portraiture. This passion led him to complete many commissions throughout the country before returning to Florida where the dreamlike glow of the sky and sea serves as his muse. Taylor is driven by the sky’s constant transformations and seeks to create windows to connect to another world within each work. In each skyscape, he captures movement and stillness, familiarity and the unknown, peace and unrest. He invites his viewers to bring their unique perspectives to each piece and explore where the sky takes them.