I'm pretty sure I'm breaking all of the 'rules' when I'm painting my new floral abstracts. I layered colors of acrylics to get the energy and flow of the painting and then used crayons and paint sticks to make marks and define specific colors. I put my plan into action with heavy layers of oils, occasionally scribbling through the wet paint with the end of a brush or whatever was handy. I love the freedom this painting represents. Free to break the rules and free to be wild.

- Faith Taylor

Wild Flowers - Free Spirit

Oil, acrylic, graphite, wax pencil on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

36" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
7 lbs. 3 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.