Ralph Taeger - Fine Artist

Ralph Taeger

St. George, UT - United States








Ralph Taeger

St. George, UT - United States

Ralph Taeger - Fine Artist

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About Ralph Taeger

'My interest in painting began in my youth while living and traveling in Europe. I could gaze at a painting for as long as time would allow, wherever there were paintings or murals. The paintings that engaged me the most were especially those that would allow me to believe I was standing were the artist stood and I was the artist observing/painting the subject or scene. I started drawing and painting in high school. Thus, I decided I would take formal classes in college, with 'fine art' being one of my majors, and oil portraits being my emphasis.' Ralph

As life often does, events took him down other avenues. However, after many years and various jobs, he realized that there was a void in his life. After some heavy self reflection, he had to admit it was painting. Thus, he picked up his brushes again with a completely different perspective on life. His paintings are not a highbrowed event, but an ongoing application of techniques observed from old and current masters and an evolution of his own abilities. To him, an effective painting is largely achieving a visual stimulating composition which is also inspiring. In the simplicity of his paintings, he hopes to achieve these qualities.

Another portraitist correctly said: “Painting a portrait is not just painting a picture, it is the celebration of the person”. Thus, what he likes to set forth is an insight of the model's personality, a particular moment of mood, an expression or a special event in that individual's life. Furthermore, the objective is also to create an 'insight' that uplifts the observer. We all need more of these 'uplifting' moments. We need the arts to remind us how good life can be.

Ralph likes to point out that for him working through the whole process of a painting brings much contentment, while admitting that with each new painting there are still challenges, as he tries to set the bar high for himself, so that each painting is a stretch, with the goal that his current work is better that the last one.

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Teach me the stories of the Savior by Ralph Taeger


Sweet Fruit by Ralph Taeger


Lilac Breasted Roller Bird by Ralph Taeger


Water Lily by Ralph Taeger


Free at last from the carousel by Ralph Taeger


White Garden Rose by Ralph Taeger


Beach Sunset by Ralph Taeger


Gladiolus by Ralph Taeger


Let's play catch by Ralph Taeger


Garden rose by Ralph Taeger


Youthful Confidence by Ralph Taeger


The CTR Ring by Ralph Taeger


Irises by Ralph Taeger


Young Girl by Ralph Taeger


Christmas Girl by Ralph Taeger


Will you read to me? by Ralph Taeger


All Snugly by Ralph Taeger


All bundled up with sweet dreams by Ralph Taeger


Father's First Kiss by Ralph Taeger


North Head Light House by Ralph Taeger


Young girl with Teddy Bear by Ralph Taeger

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