Taylor Wordell grew up in Nevada City, California—a small town nestled in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. Growing up in the mountains, she spent much of her childhood outdoors and creating stories. Taylor recently delved into painting as a career after an artist residency position in Reykjavik, Iceland. Her art is a form of visual storytelling inspired by narratives, the colors of nature, and the human figure. Her pieces are a result of the relationship and conversation between form and color.

Her process is not predetermined, as each painting is an organic experiment. Through abstract and unplanned movements, an open narrative is told, which can be interpreted differently through each viewer’s experience. She works primarily with acrylic paint and stretched canvas.

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way— things I had no words for.” -Georgia O’ Keeffe