Entries by Ans Taylor

Cactus Queen: Audience

In my series about my Cactus Queens (read part 1 here if you haven’t seen it yet!) I’d like to introduce you to Cactus Queen: Audience today. The orignal is a 24×26 oil painting on linen panel. The original idea to this specific setting dates back a couple years, when the first of my current […]

The Making of a Cactus Queen

During my last shows, I have been often asked about my obscure encounters of prickly plants, beautiful ladies, and Arizona wildlife. So this is the little story about how the first of my ‘Cactus Queens’, was born: When we had just moved back from Japan with the military we enjoyed a few months in the […]

Mother’s Day Art Gifts!

Thinking of surprising your Mom with a gift of original art? I am able to offer you an assortment of small oil paintings at affordable prices: a series of colorful and dynamic hummingbirds on cute 4×4 deep edge, gallery wrapped canvas cubes (painted on the sides), each for only $60. If you want to go […]

‘Best of Show’ for painting ‘Rahab’!

Great news on Friday at the Mountain Artist Guild: Was totally smitten that ‘Rahab’ won Best Of Show at the Mountain Artist Guild  ‘Heritage’ show. This painting was a special love child to me, as I was inspired by a study by Beth Moore, to feel myself into the chutzpah of this historical lady! She […]

April Show at Random Art!

Ready for spring? I surely am! I have been frantically painting for two months, and am looking forward to sharing some results with you :) But first an Events update: As some might know, the Dawson May show has been cancelled. Too bad – but I’ll be at a couple other events! Locked in are: Several […]

Sonoran Sun to help you stay cozy

I’m not sure how your neck of the woods looks like, but on our little central Arizona mountain (5800 feet) the temperatures are sure on the chilly side this Febuary! We still have half an inch of hail from the last winterstorm on our deck. Luckily, the Valley is only a two hour ride downhill, […]

Off to Germany!

I’m lucky to be able to visit my family in Germany and Austria for the next 17 days! :) Of course my flight out of our tiny airport in the Arizona mountains is scheduled for the day after the most massive snowfall since 2016 (and that means about 10-12 inch in the pines, if you […]

Hop into 2019

I’m wishing you a safe hop into a promising and successful new year full of inspiration and new impulses! 2018 was quite a year for me: I usually painted 30 hours/week aside from working 4 days in the tattoo shop. I met so many amazing new people in both trades. I found out what ‘plein […]

Merry Christmas!

I wish you a wonderful Christmas time full of light! Do you have a chance to spend the celebration with your loved ones? I hope you have opportunity to recharge your batteries and enjoy your family – or friends that are like it! :) I truly wish you that between the hustle and bustle you […]

A Life and Death Dare

Have you heard the story of Rahab?  Don’t miss out on a Christmas fairy-tale-ending to a harsh historic reality: – Rahab had to jump up and check on the blood red scarf flying in the dry desert wind in front of her window. The eyes of her family huddled in the small room behind her […]