I was searching through a Van Gogh book of his still life paintings & was admiring his florals. It inspired me to paint these flowers that are wild in spirit & free to stretch towards the sun. Using a palette knife I began applying paint and followed with layers of glazes. The sketch was then made with crayon. I painted the details with a brush. I intentionally faded the focus of the edges and brought full attention to the bottom and center of the painting. I like the dreamy mood of this piece.

- Faith Taylor

Free Spirit 2

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

36" h x 60" w x 1.5" d
11 lbs. 2 oz.



Faith Taylor
Valencia, California

Getting to Know Faith

Faith Taylor began her career as a self-taught mural artist in Los Angeles during the late 1980s. She was commissioned to paint over 2,000 murals in homes and businesses across Southern California before switching to canvas 14 years ago. Currently, Faith’s guiding inspiration is the concept of a far-off horizon. She finds hope and comfort in looking to the distance, to the future. “Horizons inspire me,” the artist says. “I find depth comforting as it not only gives my eyes a place to wander, but my mind a place to go and relax or explore.” Faith creates depth in her oil paintings by applying multiple layers of oil paint and glazes, waiting for days in between to allow the paint to dry. Faith's methodical layering technique is reflected in the patient and thoughtful mood of her artwork. The muted, earthy palette she employs encourages the viewer to meditate on each painting, gazing deeply to the abstracted horizon line.