Bill Moyers asked scholar and preeminent authority on mythology Joseph Campbell, “Who interprets the divinity in nature for us today? Who are our shamans? Who interprets unseen things for us?” Campbell replied, “It is the function of the artist to do this. The artist is the one who communicates myth for today.”
Toni Taylor is an artist whose work travels through the visionary realms of fantasy and mysticism. She feels a special kinship with the mysteries of Ancient Egypt (Kemet) as well as the spirit of indigenous nations. Goddess imagery is represented powerfully in her collection and as a lover of all things celestial, elements of the cosmos often find their way into her paintings. Toni’s creative history includes fine art, illustration, portraiture, murals and scenic painting. She also enjoys crafting one of a kind jewelry along with mixed media wire sculptures that give homage to spirits of nature. She says of her work, ‘When people view my creations, I want them to feel like they’re taking a step beyond perceived reality while tapping into the ethereal and otherworldly. Imagination is the key to unlocking the door to what lies beyond’. Having had no formal training, Toni considers herself ‘life taught’ and her gift a blessing from the Divine Creator of the Multiverse.
Her professional career began in 1985 with a cover for Heavy Metal Magazine, a division of National Lampoon, of which she was an avid collector. Since then she’s worked with various clients such as Disney, Universal Studios, Miller Brewing Company, Marvel Comics, Black Enterprise Magazine, MBI/Easton Press, Inner Traditions/Destiny Books, American Kennel Club, U.S. Games, GRP and Island Records to name a few. She has exhibited her work in galleries, conventions and festivals from Boston to Dallas and is published in prints and greeting cards. Toni especially enjoys catering to private collectors.
*A special note from the Artist ~ If there is a particular original and/or print on my site that interests you, please feel to contact me directly to discuss purchasing details. I am currently accepting commissions for one of a kind works of art for yourself or as a gift and specialize in ‘soul portraits’ which bring out the essence of who you are from traditional to otherwordly. I also enjoy creating portraits of cherished pets or spirit animals. I’ll be more than happy to fulfill your request and create something amazing just for you!
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