Gallery Exhibit Archives: 2012 May Marvin Taylor

Find art exhibits that have shown previously in CSCC's library starting in 2012.

Mr. Marvin Taylor --May's Guest Artist

MT with Dusenberg

Mr. Marvin Taylor holding his wonderful model of a
1932 Dusenberg.

List of Marvin Taylor's Paintings, Prices, and Model Cars

Mr. Marvin Taylor’s selection of paintings and model cars in the May Exhibit at the Columbus State Community College Library are listed below:  The paintings are for sale and include a price.  If interested, please contact the artist directly at (614) 378-6724.

# 1 – “Untitled” painting of a cottage with a garden, woods, and a pool

Acrylic on canvas

$ 40.00


# 2 – “Untitled” painting of a cottage with a little stone bridge crossing a stream

Acrylic on canvas

$ 40.00


# 3 – “Change of Seasons”

Acrylic on canvas

$ 50.00


# 4 – “One Lane Bridge” painting of a Red Wood Covered Bridge

Acrylic on canvas

$ 50.00


# 5 – “Campin’ Out”

Acrylic on canvas

$ 40.00


# 6 “– “Untitled” painting of an imaginary young woman

Acrylic on canvas

$ 30.00


# 7 – “Untitled” painting of a white house

Acrylic on poster board (behind Plexiglas)

$ 50.00


# 8 – “The Red House”

Acrylic on canvas

$ 60.00


# 9 – “A Running Stream”

Acrylic on Canvas

$ 40.00


# 10 – “Rocky Mountains with a Stream”

Acrylic on Canvas

$ 40.00


# 11 – “Neighbor’s House on the Corner”

Acrylic on Canvas

$ 100.00


# 12 – “The Waterfall”

Acrylic on Canvas

$ 60.00


# 13 – “Houses in the City”

Acrylic on Canvas

$ 75.00


Model cars are not for sale.

 # 1 – 1932 Dusenberg(built summer 2011)

Cardboard, copper acrylic, varnish, glitter, metal foil,

frabric, carpet, aluminium foil, electrical tape, and nails.


# 2 – Dodge Challenger (Green)(built summer 2011)


# 3 – 1938 Ford Hot Rod (Red)


# 4 – Dodge Charger (Red)(model date 2005-2007?)


# 5 – 1964 Chevy (red)(build around 2002)

Artist Exhibiting in May

Mr. Marvin Taylor's paintings and a few of his hand-made model cars are on exhibit at the Columbus State Community College Library this month.

Mr. Marvin Taylor was born in Columbus, OH, on July 9th, 1942.  A completely self-taught artist, he has been painting and creating wonderfully detailed model cars since he was 12 years old.  He's interested in painting a wide variety of subjects.  His ideas for painting come out of his imagination.  He looks at scenes or at automobiles and remembers and then draws from memory.

He loves to paint using acrylics and often inserts glitter to enhance details in his paintings.  The subject matter of most of the paintings in this exhibit are interesting landscapes and paintings of buildings in picturesque landscapes that include rivers or water flowing in the landscape.  He paints these scenes in a charming, child-like, primitive style.  The paintings have interesting textures in them often with attention paid to rocks and stones.   The paintings are full of wonderful blues and greens.  The finished paintings are matte, not shiny, and are simply framed.  The average size of these paintings is approximately 23 inches wide by 17 inches tall.

He has built model cars for his own pleasure ever since he was a young boy and they are marvelous.  He draws the cars first.  Mr. Taylor has constructed his model cars out out of cardboard, acrylic paint, metal foil, glitter, fabric, carpeting, electrical tape, and nails.  His Dusenberg has an engine which can be seen by folding back the hood.  The interiors have steering wheels, stick shifts, interior door handles, knobs, dials, and some have upholstery and carpeting too.  He includes sideview mirrors and hood ornaments as well.  Door can be opened and the Green Dodge Challenger's roof can be removed to make the car a convertible.  It takes Mr. Taylor about 4 to 5 days to build one of these cars.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these paintings, please contact the the artist, Marvin Taylor directly at (614) 378-6724.  A price list for each of the paintings are available in the box to the left. 

The model cars are not for sale.

A Sampling of Mr. Marvin Taylor's Paintings and Model Cars

Click on the start button below to see images of Marvin Taylor's paintings and a few of his model cars in this exhibit.

Coming in June -- Paintings by W. C. Hemming

June's exhibition shall be paintings by William C. Hemming

WC Hemming and his wife and paintings

William C. Hemming and his wife Soon Ja

William C. Hemming was born in Columbus, Ohio on October 10, 1946.

See his work at and see more current work on his facebook page.

Mr. Hemming is a painter. He received his training from the Columbus College of Art and Design and from The Ohio State University. Landscapes, street scenes, and characterizations are his subjects of prefererence. He usually paints in acrylics with strikingly interesting color combinations. He has exhibited many times in Columbus and also in Marbella and Barcelona Spain.

Art critics who've written about Mr. Hemming's work are: Ursula Lanning, J. Caleb Mazzocco, and Jeff Bell. Some of their comments are below.

As an admirer of paintings that reflect an artist's talent and honesty, Lanning Gallery owner, Ursula Lanning says [she] likes Hemming's paintings because they are unspoiled and funny. He has a way of looking at the world in a humorous way" she says.

"His pieces are always witty slices of life. He is what I would call a pure primitive artist. I think he is sincere. Some who do primitive art are out for sale reasons only. He does it because that is the way he sees things. It's a natural for him." (Jeff Bell)

(source: Dizionario Enciclopedico Internaziolale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea 2003/2004, Casa Editrice Alba, Ferrara (Italy))

  • Here's an article by Jeff Bell about W. C. Hemming from a 2001 issue of The Short North Gazette called "W. C. Hemming: Creating a Legacy." 

  • Here's an article  by Bill Mayr about W. C. Hemming from page 11 in the Weekender section of the September 14th,
    2006 issue of The Columbus Dispatch called "Eclectic Painter Raises the Bar."

Privacy & Confidentiality StatementLibrary Code of Conduct