Gail Taylor About
Gail Taylor grew up in New England. _ Though not far from Boston, she
lived outside the city in a wooded area where she developed a lifelong
love of nature, which has always been at the base of her artistic
As a teenager she learned from her aunt, who was very creative, and
how to make wreaths from natural products found in the woods.
However, the greatest influence in her younger years was her mother,
who taught her self-reliance and imbued her with a strong work ethic.
As an adult she lived in various parts of the US, finally settling for
many years in Diamond Bar, California. _ There she attended Chaffey
College and raised a family. _ Also, during this period, she rented one of the stone cottages formerly utilized to house migrant workers at the
Fillipi Winery in Guasti and converted it to her art studio. _ Here she devoted herself to painting and drew support and inspiration from other painters and sculptors who also had studios at the winery. _ Some of those artists are still among her closest friends.
Then came the unexpected.
One day, a merchant in Guasti gave her a generous supply of surplus
copper sheeting. _ She had learned a little about etching on copper at
Chaffey, so she took the copper sheets, bought some acid and other
supplies, and started experimenting. _ Today, Gail is a well
established artist with an extraordinary body of work that combines
her love of nature, as expressed in so many of her designs, with a
stunning and exciting amalgam of color, texture and composition. _ She
has created a genre of her own.
Gail now maintains a studio in the desert near the Santa Rosa
Mountains, where the strong sun and the desert colors have added a new
dimension - not only to her art itself, but also to the technique and
the processes. _ In the extreme heat of the Coachella Valley her
materials behave differently. _ Fortunately for art-lovers everywhere,
Gail applies herself daily to her work, creating in
temperatures over 100F. _ Always on the quest for something new and
different and even more exciting.
Gail Taylor's prolific works can be found in galleries around the
country, in private and corporate collections, estates of private
patrons, and in contemporary interiors.
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