Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sunshine Taylor

Sunshine began painting in watercolor in 1981, while living in northern Vermont. A native Californian, Sunshine returned to her home state in 1989. After twenty years of creating watercolors, she has now added a new direction and is working in acrylics, which are providing her with a brilliant avenue for her love of color.
Her paintings have been marketed nationally in the form of computer screen savers and mouse pads. Sunshine’s work is represented by Edgewater Gallery in Ft. Bragg, CA, the Prentice Gallery, and the Mendocino Art Center, both in Mendocino, CA.

Sunshine created the 1998 poster for “Art in the Gardens,” the 2005 “Winesong!” poster, as well as the 2006 “Mendocino Art Center Garden Tour” poster.

Although Sunshine’s paintings have matured over the years, they still retain her fresh and joyful vision. For Sunshine, the gift of painting came naturally. She’s primarily self-taught, but has had the opportunity to study with a number of noted artists including, Lawrence Goldsmith, Judy Betts, Robert Wade, and Robert Burridge.

Sunshine’s other love in art is swing dancing. An avid Lindy Hopper, if she’s not out painting you will no doubt find her kicking up her heels just about anywhere!

Sunshine lives in Caspar, California with her fabulous, enthusiastic dance partner/ husband, Glenn Rude.