Thank you for visiting Taylor Design in Santa Barbara, California
An artist is an explorer. Henri Matisse
Welcome! I am Beth Taylor, native to Santa Barbara, California. SoCal is where I am inspired daily by my coastal surroundings. I have been fortunate enough to grow up in a gorgeous place with glistening beaches, warm sand, and mountains surrounding our big-little city. You really can't beat the weather either!!
I have been exploring many different mediums and I like to mix the mediums to create pieces maybe others haven't tried putting together before. For example I've mixed encaustic medium with photography, or a watercolor, to give an extra layer of texture, or incised lines filled with oil paint. Or paint an abstract acrylic, pastel and ink piece then cut it up to use in a collage. There are so many combinations one can do with an attitude of "I wonder what would happen if..." I just love learning and exploring with color, mediums, texture, and papers of various weights.
My second love is jewelry making. I have taught myself to solder, enamel, wire wrap beads and set stones. Again, I'm inspired by my environment. I collect beach glass and rocks, so I can make them into one of a kind jewelry pieces. My jewelry reflects my love for the ocean and beach life I am so blessed to live in.
My hope is, you will find something here that will inspire you to be creative yourself. Enjoy!