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Walk, Don't Run

14.00"W x 17.00"H x 0.0"D

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Taylor Shepherd

FAYETTEVILLE, AR

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: shadow, shepherd, taylor, tones, earth, expressionist, figurative, figure, form, human, surreal, surreal, black, minimalist, mixed media, drawing, painting

Media: acrylic, enamel, oil pastel, gouache

Size: 14"W x 17"H x 0.01"D

Year Created: 2018

Mixed media on Bristol paper. I wanted to create an emotion for the viewer by using a minimalist approach to figurative work. It's amazing and interesting what the feedback has been on this piece, using just a distorted human form, void of any real features, and darker colors. I've heard several different ideas about what the story is here, and each has been extremely deep and interesting.

I've always had an unexplainable need to create something. I love the idea that art is a piece of the creator's mind out into tangible form. I love simplicity in art. Art that proudly displays all the imperfections and keeps a rough/raw edge inspires me. Children's art and outsider art are amazing in that they are 100% genuine and honest. There is no pretentiousness in their approach. You tell a child to draw a tree, they draw a tree as they see it. There is no clouded thought behind their imagination, nor is there any limits on their creative approach and process placed there by art "instructors." I've been told by many art students that I'm lucky to be self-taught, and I agree. I wouldn't have it any other way. Everything I do, know, and understand about art comes from pure passion and an unmeasurable amount of of frustration, mistakes, joy, rejection, success, happiness, humbleness, and literally blood, sweat, and tears. I hope you enjoy. I have been part of many juried exhibitions, including the 54th Annual Delta Exhibition, and have pieces in numerous private and corporate collections all over the country. -Taylor

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