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. "Secret Desires" is a painting consisting of just as many layers of emotion as paint. The mystery, the depth, the colors, the celebration and joy are all equally important for this piece to make it’s statement while keeping its secret.

- Faith Taylor

Secret Desires

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

Signed on front and back

48" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
9 lbs. 6 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.