Local Artist Tiffany Taylor
Tiffani Taylor is an American painter born in Ogden, Utah in 1979. She is best known for her rich textured paintings and original hand-painted pottery. Her paintings and pottery are inspired by nature and her travels to France and Italy. On her canvases, layers of antique sheet music, handwritten recipe cards, or ancient maps harmonize with lines of poetry, vibrant oil paints, or a spray of soil. Lush and vibrant, Ms. Taylor’s art is a tribute to things the eye cannot see: the journey of life, inner beauty, feelings of gratitude, reverence, and appreciation.
Ms. Taylor holds advanced degrees in Painting and Art History from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). In 2011, she opened her eponymous gallery in historic downtown Savannah. She is currently an MFA Painting candidate at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Her work is shown in galleries internationally; including the Salvador Dali Museum. Additionally, it is included in the collections of Vogue’s André Leon Talley, designer Diane von Furstenberg, Pierre Cardin, Oprah Winfrey, SCAD President Paula Wallace, Philanthropy Legend Barbara Tober, The Hilton Savannah Desoto and Memorial Hospital. Currently, Ms. Taylor resides between Savannah, Georgia and Paris, France.
Nature is a cathedral where Divinity speaks in moments of beauty and inspiration.
Tiffani Taylor transforms these moments into rich textured paintings and original pottery. They are a portrayal of her deep emotions in moments of beauty. Moments such as: sketching dancing red poppies while growing up in Utah, studying red cardinals outside her window at home in Savannah, viewing the Sistine Chapel, and stumbling upon an explosion of color at flower markets in Rome.
She begins each canvas with a foundation of base materials. She adds layer upon layer, taking the canvas into nature with each addition. The mixture is indicative of life. To Tiffani this is the delightful in harmony mixed with the difficult; one tempering the other. Acrylic Payne’s Gray paints create areas of light and dark. Gold leaf expresses gratitude for “the magic hour:” the moment in time when nature’s splendor fills all awareness. These paintings and pottery are a material tribute to radiance that lies beneath the external – beauty that would otherwise go unnoticed.