When it came time to select an important piece of art for my newly renovated master bedroom and bath, I reached out to an artist I had been following on Instagram for months. Her name is Taylor Cox. Little did I know, she lives in Atlanta and her studio is 15 minutes away from our office. I’m telling you, the world keeps getting smaller and the power of social media is such a wonderful thing!
Here are a few recent Instagram posts that show some of her work in progress of her beach series coming July 21st.
She composed #100daysofpaletteknifework and produced some beautiful work!
I emailed her about commissioning a painting for me and supplied her with some examples of the work that I liked and then sent her photos of the room, fabrics, and the look I was going for.
Stay tuned to see the amazing piece she created for me. I will be having my spaces professionally photographed soon.
She works out of the Artisan Resource Center in Marietta, Georgia. The center houses 27 studios in more than 43,000 square feet with artists and craftsmen working in the field of sculpture, screen printing, custom furniture making, portrait painting, contemporary painting, ceramics, wood turning, textiles, architecture, wood working, decorative arts, jewelry, flame worked glass, stained glass, graphics, advertising, theater and film and movie production. That is a lot of creativity in one place!!
We took a little field trip (Kelly, our office manager Amy, and my granddaughter Jordyn) to the Artisan Resource Center to pick up my piece and meet Taylor in her studio!
There was so much to see!
left to right: Jordyn, Amy, Taylor
We had such a great time talking to Taylor. I was thrilled that she agreed to be interviewed for this blog post.
1. Did you grow up wanting to be an artist? If not, how did you fall into this?