Stephen Taylor of Bernardsville, NJ, celebrates his 30th year as a Photographic Portrait Artist using his camera, a mixture of oil and digital painter techniques to create Fine Art Family works that are displayed in the finest homes.
As an Artist, Stephen’s talent is capturing the love and emotion in each subject and portraying these feelings in a perfectly crafted piece of fine art. Creating your personal masterpiece is a special experience intended to become your most cherished possession. Stephen believes relationships drive the imagery, and so it is his role to capture the perfect mood and tone. Stephen consistently hears from clients of the joy they receive daily from their family portrait and of their appreciation for this special investment that grows in sentimental value over time.
As your family grows, having everyone gathered in one place at one time becomes harder, that's the time you wish you had more family portraits. Stephen Taylor captures the emotion of the moment in your family portrait, bringing renewed joy forever.
Stephen’s life-sized portraits give life and presence to the subject. The viewer feels a connection and presence with the subject from all viewing angles. Many larger pieces have oil embellishments using the canvas photograph as an underlay in lieu of a pencil sketch which is the choice of many oils painted portraits. Stephen’s method is the perfect marriage displaying the realism of a photograph with the richness of an oil painting. Although, his work is finished and like many original oil paintings his methods are more cost-effective and the sitting time is substantially less. One comments Stephen hears from most everyone is "Your artwork looks like an oil painting. Is it a photograph or an oil painting? “
Most important the art piece will provide daily joy and happiness to one's family and will be most appreciated one day by one's children and future generations. A true investment guaranteed to increase in value.