I wanted to paint something bold and colorful. I used a crayon to intuitively 'scribble' a design and then followed my instincts by layering heavy body acrylic with additional strokes of crayon. This painting took weeks to complete as I returned to it often to add additional layers of paint and crayon. "Grand Gesture" makes me happy and I love it. I hope it makes you smile and feel all of the emotions behind the colors. 

- Faith Taylor

Grand Gesture
FAITH TAYLOR


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on back
2017

48" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
8 lbs. 2 oz.

$3,025

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Artist
Faith Taylor
Garner, North Carolina

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.