colored pencils - charcoal - graphite - pastels - oils
original art & pet portrait commissions available
My work is here to remind humanity as a collective of the great creatures that share this planet with us. The amount of wildlife in the world is vast and at many times, forgotten. We are all caught up in our busy lives on a daily basis. How often do we stop to appreciate the amount of life on Earth?
We should make that time on a daily basis too. Freezing moments in time is something we all love to do. Capturing the beauty, joy, love and admiration is what my work does for wildlife. I’m reminded of the common question to others, ‘what’s your favorite animal’? Most of us have one but do we really know that being?
Where do they live? Do they have fur or bare skin? Are they muscular or lean? Do they move as a family or are they solo beings? More importantly, how rare are they?
I am aimed at having these answers in a detailed piece of artwork. You feel the emotions they have with each portrait. Understand, they to feel things, have experienced events and are survivors at the core. You can understand the type of environment they live in. Know how their bodies move, are built and how large they are. Wildlife can also be seen as a family. Loving mothers, protective siblings and individuals that work together. They can also be retable when being lone wolfs, no pun intended.
Independent or working together they are like us in many ways. They matter and can teach us how to be better individuals, as well as families. All of them matter as much as we do.
C O L L E C T I O N S:
- Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary in Imlay, NV. Partnered since 2013.
- WildCat Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary in Scott Mills, Oregon. Partnered since 2015.
S H O W I N G S:
- Henderson City Hall from September 4, 2017 - October 26, 2017
- Centennial Hills Library from March 8, 2018 - May 15, 2018
Taylor was born in January of 1989 in Warren, MI. In 1995, she moved out to Las Vegas, NV with her mother. The discovery of art lined up with her discovery of wildlife in many ways.
Always fascinated by animals as a young child, it only seemed natural that when she was to get creative with drawing or writing it was always animal based. The love for both never faded throughout her life.
From the ages of 9 years old – 11 years old, Taylor attended private art classes after school. She worked with charcoal and pastels to start off with, always gravitating towards animals as her main subject. She continued to participate in art classes throughout high school.
After high school, the question of what to do next was the main one in her life. The passion for art was evident but the passion for continuing onto college was not. Unsure if that was the road to go down, she started working at a picture framing shop at the age of 19.
Being surrounded by more types of art only whispered the answers in her ear more. Simply put, don’t give up what you love just because you aren’t in college. As she worked on her artwork, the confidence to push towards a career in art built.
Over time, she started researching ways to put her love of wildlife art to work with helping wildlife conservation.
As of April 2013, she has had the honor of working with Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary in Imlay, NV. Wildlife protection is extremely important in her work and being able to be involved with an organization that saves neglected and abused animals is a true honor. There are currently pieces displayed on site at Safe Haven. Pieces have sold to supporters of their cause since April of 2013.
In the spring of 2015, she also partnered with WildCat Ridge Sanctuary to also help support their residents with her work.