Pearlie Taylor

The search for Fertile Ground
acrylic on canvas – 48 x 36 in.

My process is sometimes a dramatic performance where paint is violently swept across the canvas creating provocative and energetic work. At other times, I layers colors onto the canvas until the “moment of creation” shows itself. My goal as an abstract artist is to create paintings that are interesting, provocative and beautiful, but without the appearance of deliberation, intent, or rational thought. I believe that  the use of color can affect a conscious and positive change in individuals, creating a “subliminal communication.”

I am the recipient of the African American Alliance of the Arts Award for Excellence in Abstract Art. My paintings have been recognized with a third place award by The Museum of Science and Industry Black Creativity Exhibition. My works are in collections around the country and have also been published in Brides Noir Bridal Magazine, Chicago GRO Magazine, and Better Homes and Garden.