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Taylor Duncan Train September 29, 1954 – June 1, 2022 He was a soldier, an executive, a politician, a student of classical history and Stoic philosophy, a watercolourist, an outdoorsman, a cook, and a traveller.  He will be remembered as an inspiring teacher, raconteur and speaker. Read More at Globe and Mail legacy.com   |   Email Watercolours When I Woke Up This Is What I Saw Via. June 2016 Cold Camp On A Rainy Beach. March 2016 Aegis. June 2016

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2016-2017 Impressionistic Landscapes of the Mind. Taylor Train on hot press paper. Taylor Train talks paper. The Good Pile. Final selections for a showing 2017. Taylor Train Rainbow Gallery Oct 2016. Taylor Train, artist at The Rainbow Gallery in Toronto, October – November 2016.

Artist Statement

Watercolour is my chosen medium. I love it for its spontaneity and freshness. Perhaps ironically, watercolour demands you work with some speed while what I want to convey is the enormity of time as experienced through clouds and the rural landscape. In solitude, in nature, I feel both the solace of beauty and humbling loneliness that is part of the human experience. I’m drawn to the Ontario landscapes of my childhood: the Barrier Islands of Georgian Bay, ​the river valleys of ​Simcoe County, the ​ headwaters country ​and the roof of Ontario.​  These places have provided me with my preferred palette of cool blues​ and grays, the browns of earth​ and dark greens of forested hills. If you are anything like me ​you have a paradoxical craving for stability and newness; for companionship and solitude.  My work is an attempt to satisfy those cravings. I find the familiar and the ever-new in the sky above me. I invite the viewers of my work to share with me the pleasure​ of roiling cumulus, lo