It’s hard not to feel a little bit of a letdown the Tuesday after Labor Day, isn’t it? Unfortunately, we can’t control the weather or miraculously delay the onset of fall—but the good news is we do have control of our interiors!
A peek inside Taylor's Atlanta studio. Swoon. Photo credit: Look At My Tights Photography.
We’re smitten with Taylor’s saturated acrylic originals—whether explorations of plants and terrain or full-on abstractions—along with her color study print series, available in our very own custom Gallery Frames. Just try looking at one of these beauties on a gray day and not feeling uplifted!
We recently got the scoop from Taylor about her journey as an artist.
Simply Framed: Tell us about your background and how you got started.
Taylor Cox: I started taking art classes in high school. Eventually, I became obsessed with painting and spent most of my time making art. I got my BFA from Kennesaw State University in 2013, concentrating in painting and drawing. Since graduation, I have started painting more abstractly because it allows for more experimentation and creativity.
SF: What is your process when beginning a new piece and where do you get your inspiration from?
TC: The process of making art inspires me. I enjoy experimenting with different surfaces. Recently, I’ve started painting on clear acetate paper. I cut the shapes or brushstrokes out and collage with the pieces. It gives me room to layer and create different compositions. I will either use that as a reference for a painting or save it for later.
SF: What's coming up that you are most excited about?
TC: I just moved into a new studio space. It has great lighting and allows me to create more large-scale pieces. I plan to continue selling original work through my website and that is also very exciting!
Color Study No. 11 in our Gallery Frame in Natural, Color Study No. 10 in our Gallery Frame in White, Color Study No. 6 in our Gallery Frame in Black. All 8" x 10" works are printed on archival matte paper in the U.S.A.