“My mission is to celebrate the life of the person I’m painting, and bring honor to their memory.” –Ali Taylor
Why I Do What I Do
I was sick child. Growing up restricted to the confines of my home, and not being able to play with other children allowed me develop other talents. I began drawing at the age of two, and slowly progressed into paintings. By the time I had reached 15, I was painting portraits and illustrating. I was homeschooled , which allowed me time to develop my skills.
I would spend hours of my childhood, in my family’s home, drawing and painting.
I lost my Mother in the fall of 2006, she had always wished for me to attend art school, however I put it off until I was diagnosed with Cancer in 2010 when I was 7 months pregnant. I vowed that if I completed Chemo, and reached remission successfully I would earn my GED, and start college courses to obtain my art degree, and fulfill the promise I made to my mom.
After losing my mom, who was relatively young, and battling my own illness, I realized how much I relied on portraits and pictures of my family for comfort, and peace, not only for myself, but for my children who would not know their Grandmother.
I decided during my education to pursue my dream of becoming a full-time portrait artist, and helping others honor, and find comfort in a lasting portrait of their loved ones, who were living, or passed on.
After my diagnosis with Cancer, I developed an aversion to oil paints. I started working strictly digitally in portraiture, and I now digitally paint and create portraits in Photoshop, and Corel painter.
Being able to paint lasting portraits digitally, allows my clients to own a part of the copyright for life, they can print as large or as small as needed, and as many as needed.
I have a passion for creating custom portraits, and my mission is to celebrate the life of the person I am painting and bring honor to them & their memory.
The loss of my mother at a young age, and my own battle with cancer, impressed upon me the importance of lasting portraits for family and friends. And now, I specialize in memorial, graduation, wedding, family, and pet portraits.
My goal is to help bring JOY and reconciliation to the families who cherish their loved, who are still with us, or departed.
After attending university to earn my Bachelors in Fine Art, I am now a full-time portrait artist, Illustrator and graphic designer living with my loving husband and darling daughters, and one fur-baby Pomeranian.
For your custom portrait consultation email me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org