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About Trés Taylor

"There is music all around us and if we let it come through, then we do amazing things. We sing, we dance, we tell our stories.  My story is told through color, and it is a story about a monk who loves life so much that he occasionally sneaks out of the monastery at night to dance with the Cuban Cha Cha girls. Wherever he goes, Day Lilies bloom in his footsteps. He rides through the villages on his bicycle and throws  flowers at the doorsteps to remind us that everything is illuminated; everything is beautiful."

"I paint my stories on tarpaper (or roofing felt) and use wood putty, house paint, and acrylics as my medium. Sometimes I will paint a story 60 feet in length on a roll of tarpaper and then cut it into smaller "palm of the hand" stories. I am a self-taught artist who believes a paint brush fell out of the sky and landed in my hand at an important turning point in my life, and through my art, I try to bring that invisible state of bliss that exists in us all to the surface. 
 
This is why I paint. "

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Trés and Helene

Trés Taylor

Trés is a self-taught artist who feels a paint brush fell from the sky over 20 years ago.  He left his career in biochemistry to pursue his new found passion.  This leap of faith has led him to many successes in the art world.  He is widely collected, showing his work in a few galleries and at the top art festivals in the country.  He has had several one-man shows and installations and is in a few corporate and museum collections. He and his wife Helene recently moved to Selma, Al to center their lives in community arts.  Trés is already producing murals in small rural towns in the area  partnering with Can'd Aid (link) and with his community to bring economic development to Selma using the arts. 

Words of Love

Words of Love

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