Eye on Artists
Editor’s Note: Art and poems by Carbondale’s Renae Taylor is featured at Main Street Gallery, 817 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. An artist’s reception takes place from 5-8 p.m. today. She will read excerpts from her poem at 7 p.m. Information: 945-4817
City/hometown: CarbondaleOccupation: ArtistBackground/education: Attended University of Utah; Mexico, Instituto Allende (international school for the arts); University of Nebraska; studied basic design, creative painting, watercolor and creative poetry in California, Colorado and Utah (private studios); and studied under master artists in Rome and Florence, ItalyFamily information: Three children and four grandchildrenWhat inspired you to combine your art and poetry? I was born under the mountain Timpanogos in Pleasant Grove, Utah, and always loved the mountain and the legend of the sleeping woman. You can see her profile against the sky when you look at Mt. Timp.What’s your favorite subject(s) to create, and why? Children and animals because they are truly themselves.
Which three artists, living or dead, would you like to spend a weekend working with? William Blake, Henri Rousseau and Gustav KlimtIf you only had one piece of art in your living room, what would it be? My children’s art work.Describe your work in one word: CreativeIf you could name an imaginary mountain in the world, where would it be and what would you call it? It would be in the Middle East and I would call it Peace.
Medium: MixedColor: RedPoet: RumiCampfire food: Marshmallows
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