Theresa Taylor (T. Angela) - Artist Statement
Her artwork contains my precarious ideas of social, political, and cultural viewpoints and how she view the spirit of my own existence thru the colors and rhyme of movements.
Her themes are influenced by what I learned from the men in my life. My subjects have principles and ideas that range from the Harlem Renaissance to the present generation. She have developed a way to mimic what she see and feel thru mix medium to become uplifted positive ideas for a better world. It becomes sight and sounds on canvas. She recognizes herself as an urban, folk, and abstract expressionist with a quality of cubism but mainly a socially conscious artist..
She had attended The Art Institute in Arlington, Virginia. She have been an art educator of children and young adults for ten years. She is associated with the City Art Mural program for children in New York City. She worked at the PAL Program and the Boys and Girls Club in New York City. In May of 2014, she was given the wonderful opportunity to illustrate “Summertime in Philly”, a children’s book written by Cynthia Robinson Brown.
The gift of creating a story on canvas is so amazing to me. Using her art as a form of expression to identify the uniqueness of human beings, diverse political and cultural issues by using mix mediums to tell a story. Imagine utilizing anther part of your brain to use a different language to think things thru.
Painting and drawing has always been a delicious obsession for me. Each piece is creates is a different expression of folk history with an abstract flavor. Her studies of graphic design have greatly influenced her style of painting. The perception of movement has its own conversation for me. Undoubtedly, it is understood that her talent is a benefit worth exploring.
She can give you some famous artists like Jacob Lawrence, Picasso and Maltese or even Billy D. Williams; but my influence comes from living and growing up in Harlem, New York and being a world traveler. Her father and grandfather were artists. As a child she learned how to draw abstractly and how to shade from my father at the young age of three. My grandfather taught me how to appreciate music mainly Jazz/Swing which is shown in the rhythm and movements in each of my artwork.
Earl Drayton, my father, was the neighborhood local artist. While painting murals around Harlem my father would always say that, he was misunderstood. Clarence (Bad Boy) Palmer, my grandfather performed with great several great Jazz musicians such as Count Base, Duke Ellington, and Cab Callaway. She is continuing her family legacy by obtaining spiritual gratification by creating art pieces that are impelling with a sense of ethnic erythematous movement. The use of mix medium along with acrylic, charcoal, and pencils besides my family culture merely classifies her as an urban, folk artist but an abstract expressionist.
Teach Art to Children and /Art Specialist
Artwork Continued Display
Dental Office, Dover, Delaware
Rehabilitation Therapies Office Dover, Delaware
Vapor Store, Dover, Delaware
Mt. Enon Baptist Church, Milford, Delaware
Children’s Book Illustration
2018 Children’s Book: “Cassie meets Savannah and the Lunch” by Cindy Robinson
2013 - 2014 Illustration of a Children Book called “Summer In Philly” by Cynthia Robinson Brown, illustration by T. Angela published Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and Xelon press http://www.amazon.com/.../ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_QE9Atb074QD0N
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