Art Contests Accepted Artists
Artist Taylor Merchant
Nashua, New Hampshire USA
Since the beginning I have always found safety in my work. My studio is my sanctuary. I would say that art has saved my life. Being able to express myself and be free, giving me a purpose. Answering questions of why am I here. My intention, when composing anything, is to convey this feeling of comfort and shelter to others. Around the time I started painting this Sunflower, I was sick. Not knowing what was happening to my body, there were times when I wanted to give up, but I pushed through. This painting is especially precious to me. It’s not just a painting, but a reminder of how important it is to keep going. Although I consider myself a portrait artist, I think of my flower paintings as portraits too. Plants grow and are very much alive, to me. Flowers in themselves have the capability to heal; powerful and delicate all on their own.
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