About the Artist
Taylor Loughlin is a figurative oil painter and emerging artist from South Florida. She recieved her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Flagler College in 2011. She has been a reciepient of the Academic Achievement Award in Art and Design from Flagler College and John's Island Community Service League Scholarship. She took second place in a Student Juried Show at the Crisp-Ellert Art Musem in 2010 and won the "Uncle Reg - Pass It On Award" from the A. E. Backus Gallery Student Juried Show in 2006.
Taylor Loughlin interned with Flagler College in a restoration of paintings done by George W. Mynard. She worked with students from the Escuela de Arte del Principado de Asturias of Spain, who traveled form Aviles, Spain to restore the original ceiling paintings in the Dining Hall of Flagler College. As an intern, Loughlin worked close with the other students, on 40 foot scaffolding, to reattach falling paint and patch up spots where the paint was worn away.
She has also interned with the Vero Beach Art Museum summer camp programs for children interested in the arts. She has volunteered at various art programs for children in South Florida and Saint Augustine.
Taylor Loughlin currently works and lives in South Florida where she works on her newest collection of paintings. She focuses on highly saturated and layered skin tones. She wants to see how far the flesh in an image can be pushed to show color variation. Her current work is a study of the figure's interaction with water--how the form is morphed under water and how blue tone's effect the skin.