This painting began with a pencil sketch and acrylics. Once I had my idea on the canvas I turned to oil paints. The layers of color, media and sketch marks tell the story of how it began and how it blossomed into this painting. Many of the techniques I used in this piece were pushing my area of comfort, but I decided it was time for some redecorating of my comfort zone, and I'm so glad I did.

- Faith Taylor

Redecorating My Comfort Zone

Acrylic, wax, oils, graphite on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

48" h x 48" 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.