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Kathy Taylor

“The process of discovering images in the medium whether paint or clay, begins with an idea emerging into my consciousness.”

Kathy Taylor

From: Southern California | Medium: Oil and Mixed Media Paintings

She currently resides in Phoenix and calls the desert her home, but the influences from her formative years have played the greatest role in her journey as an artist.  Ever the “truth seeker,” Taylor has spent the past 35 years as a professional artist while exploring the inner workings of the mind for continuing personal development. 

Kathy studied with numerous artists throughout her career but credits Dick Phillips as her greatest influence and mentor.  In 2007, Kathy founded Studio 6020 where she nurtures budding artists through her creative development classes.

Artist Statement

As an intuitive artist, most of my work starts without an initial drawing but is preceded by many hours of study and contemplation. Mysticism, ancient civilizations and universal symbolism are reoccurring themes in much of my art. The process of discovering images in the medium whether paint or clay, begins with an idea emerging into my consciousness.  A torn piece of paper, a mark on the canvas or in the clay, might be the impetus to begin the journey of creation.  As the piece develops the forms take shape. The process of elimination and addition, much like a sculptor, continues using gesso, paint and paper. The finished piece is not complete until I feel there is a confluence of form, movement and marks. This process may take many weeks or months.

Collection & Exhibits

  • Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ

  • AT&T, Phoenix, AZ

  • Campeau Corporation, Boston, MA

  • Juhl Marketing Inc., Scottsdale, AZ

  • Stroebe, Zine & Assoc., Portland, OR

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