Artist Faye Taylor

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Artist Statement:  
There’s nothing like a good story. Throw in some western flavor and juice it up with a colorful background plot and you have a Faye Taylor. If my paintings were movies, watercolor would be the actor who adlibs and oils would be a drama queen. I am often so inspired by the story I am painting that I write my own brand of cowboy poetry to accompany it.
Because I paint from real life, I paint in a realistic style, spicing it up with color, shape and value to keep things lively and interesting. My subjects are usually on the move, so I reference photos when I paint in one of my two studios. My private studio is a turn of the century bunkhouse and my public gallery/studio, named Bunkhouse Studio, is located downtown Prineville, Oregon.
Faye Taylor Bio: The journey from art student to accomplished and recognized artist has been rewarding for Faye Taylor.  Her unique style of realism has garnered much praise and awards. As a high school student Faye Taylor toured the advertising department of a Southern California department store and decided to become a fashion illustrator.  After years of studying under Clayton Rippy and Chalita Robinson, she returned to that very store, showed them her portfolio and was awarded a position on the spot. Now, 27 years later, Faye Taylor is an award-winning, nationally-known artist working from her studio/gallery in Prineville, Oregon, a small ranching community where she finds many of her subjects among her friends.  "My love for figurative art has not diminished, but I have shifted from the fashion figure to the western figure." Taylor's Work has been in many galleries, including a piece on permanent display in the John Lide Hart Museum in South Carolina.  Several of her pieces have been included in shows at [...]

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