Current events, life experiences and our environment have inspired my art. Some years ago, I began to work smaller to be closer to my work and because I was unable to lift larger pieces. My small art invites the viewer to see my work “up close and personal”. I believe that making and viewing art both are healing and in 2020 I began a series “Art is my happy place”. While I sheltered in place at home, I created much of this manipulated photography series. As of 2022, I have completed 84.
Clytie Whitson Taylor, BA Penn State and MFA Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). As an artist I work with experimental photography, mixed media and printmaking. I have been in juried shows in Annapolis, Baltimore, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Virginia and locally and in the invitational show Celebrate 2000 in Easton. I had a one person show at SU. My Mindscape image appears in the book “Art and Healing…” by Barbara Ganin. I am an art teacher and have taught in high school (the visual and performing arts VPA program), at Salisbury University (drawing, design and printmaking- etching, silkscreen and monotype) and at Maryland Summer Center for the Arts (printmaking). I have given presentations/workshops at both the National and Maryland Art Education conferences and represented Maryland teachers at the 50th anniversary of The National Gallery of Art.