I wanted to create an ocean scene filled with energy, movement and emotion. I used palette knives to apply the paint and very little brush work in the sky. It all came together just as I imagined, and I love how the horizon line swells as though the clouds, wind and surf are in a playful and emotional mood, maybe even showing off a little for each other. The edges are painted to have the "look" of linen and the piece arrives ready to hang.

- Faith Taylor

Motion Of Emotion

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

48" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
9 lbs. 5 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.