I painted this piece as I begin a new direction with my art. While I am deeply connected to my "Horizon" series, life has presented a ‘detour’ and I’ve decided to embrace it with open arms and an open palette. This painting was pure joy to create. I must admit I was mostly focused on the interaction of colors and feelings rather than the painting as a whole. It was a nice surprise when I stepped back and saw that my “Free Spirit” approach ended up being harmonious, grounding and freeing simultaneously.

- Faith Taylor

Free Spirit

Acrylic, oil, crayon, charcoal on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

48" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
9 lbs. 8 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.