Adrian Taunton EAGMA
Born in 1939 Adrian Taunton is the latest in a family of painters stretching back to William Taunton (1809 – 1898), the last known pupil of David Cox and an occasional collector of
John Constable. Educated at Norwich School, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge his early career with Unilever took him to West Africa and London before becoming MD of the poster company Mills and Allen. Eventually he returned to his native Norfolk where he began to paint.
His work has been shown in numerous one-man and mixed exhibitions in London, East Anglia and other parts of the country, including the RI and RSMA at the Mall Galleries,
the London Fine Arts Fair at the Barbican and the 20th Century Art Fair at the Royal College of Art. Twice his entries reached the finalists exhibition on the Sunday Times
Watercolour Competition. Recent important commissions have come from The Ralph Lauren Corporation in New York and the Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club.
Steeped in the work of the great East Anglian painters from childhood, he cites the late Edward Seago, a friend and mentor to his father, as one of the greatest influences on his
artistic awareness. Working in both watercolour and oil, his paintings are evidence of his deep appreciation of the atmosphere of the Anglian scenery with the interplay
of light and water featuring strongly in his work at home and abroad.