Richard Taylor is an artist and editor. He spends time painting, offers copy-editing services, and works with sound and video. All of this is done in Glasgow, UK, where he is based.

Painting

Oil paintings

Sound and video

A link to Richard Taylor's portfolio of sound and video production. This image shows a spare lens from a pair of reading glasses, which is held, between finger and thumb, up close to the camera. The macro focus in the centre makes the background out of focus.

Copy-editing

Richard works closely with clients to copy-edit their creative writing and essays, as well as PhD transcripts. Also, he provides services to specialist agencies, copy-editing transcribed interviews and exhibition texts.

Upon a plastered wall is mounted a cluster of objects: a base from an old desktop computer monitor, two colourful head scarves boasting blooms of red, gold, green, blue, black and pink. Furthermore, fitted into the structure of the monitor base, are two clay objects. Richard Taylor loves editing objects like this, he does the same with copy-editing, painting and sound and video production.

A mounted cluster of objects placed upon a badly plastered wall. They include the base of an old desktop computer monitor and two colourful headscarves, which boast blooms of red, gold, green, blue, black and pink. Furthermore, fitted into the structure of the monitor base, are two clay objects: a bent thumb and a penis.

As an artist Richard loves putting together objects like this. They are arrangements that could fall apart at any point. He thinks of them as assembled and precarious offerings, which can be edited at any time. But they also achieve clarity when compiled efficiently. The same thought process goes into his painting practice.

As an editor, Richard strives to get at the same clarity through copy-editing, and sound and video production. After all, everything will fall apart if it is not held together properly.