I began "Intuition and Instinct" by using my non-dominant hand and a black crayon to scribble inspirational words on the blank canvas. I then proceeded to paint bold strokes of color with brushes to interweave thoughts and patterns. I alternated between the layers of paint and mark making. I love this painting because it's soothing, yet has moments where it's bold and daring. Even though I painted it, I still see something new and feel something new each time I look at it. 

- Faith Taylor

Impulse And Instinct

Charcoal, crayon, paint stick, acrylic on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

60" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
9 lbs. 11 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.