Quite often I begin a painting and realize my intentions are irrelevant. I began this painting by making marks with charcoal pencil and crayon. I used a large brush and palette knife and as I began to spread the paint this "Larger Than Life" painted began to emerge. I enhanced and shadowed and glazed, all the while being respectful to the painting that emerged. While I make this sound simple, it was actually quite intense and took weeks as I worked one layer at a time. 

- Faith Taylor

Larger Than Life

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

48" h x 60" w x 1.5" d
10 lbs. 1 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.