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Daniel Taylor

AFC Conservation Artist of the Month for November, 2005

Vancouver-born artist Daniel Taylor has a passion for detail, incredible patience and a desire to make a difference with his talent. A painter in the so-called High Realist style, Taylor spends hours on the tiniest element, dabbing layer upon layer of translucent acrylic paint to create subtle tone changes and textures that look as if you can touch them.
 
Daniel has accomplished many things. In 1994 he was granted the Canadian Ambassadorship of the 'Very Special Arts' program,  JFK Center for the Performing Arts, ( http://www.kennedy-center.org/ ) for assisting in the creation of art workshops for both children and adults with disabilities in many countries. This was given by President Bush Senior, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, and Mr. Rick Hanson, an associate of deceased Christopher Reeves. Also in 1994 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.Daniel Taylor is using his talent to raise awareness about endangered animals in Africa. Three paintings have been made into limited edition prints and are available for sale to raise money for the African Conservation Foundation. Daniel is contributing 80% of the proceeds from the sale of the prints to the African Conservation Foundation.
 
This is a unique project with the African Conservation Foundation. ACF seeks to help safeguard Africa's endangered wildlife. "The knowledge they have acquired through all their hard work, I couldn't even attempt to attain in my lifetime. I am a High Realist Artist - I have spent many years developing my technique, and feel I can reveal on canvas the warmth, the beauty of nature, but also the severity of the given crisis, that mere words cannot express. I feel honoured to be able to paint such magnificent and vulnerable animals as it tears my heart out when I realise how endangered these fellow beings are. Through thoughtless actions we are bringing them to inevitable extinction, which will be our loss ... forever! " says Daniel.'Art for Africa

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