Janny Taylor studied at Parsons School of Design and The Art Students League. She authored and illustrated two books, “Our Lady of Weight Loss” and “All Is Forgiven, Move On”, both published by Penguin. She has exhibited her art in various museums and galleries, and has received a number of prizes in juried shows. Janny has been featured in many national magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Chicago Sun Times, Los Angeles Times, CNN, more Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle and O, the Oprah Magazine, where she was deemed a “kooky kind of genius.” Previously from New York City, Janny and her husband have lived in Tucson for six years.
My art reflects that which captures and ignites my imagination; that which “hits” me in a strong enough way that I feel compelled to document and share the “flash.” I assemble, collage, paint, and write. Most recently, I have been enjoying the sounds of the birds, tending my garden, communing with the lizards and most definitely feeling the mysterious energies of Tucson that inspire me to cut, paste and make art.
I teach collage because it is a playful art form that feeds the soul. Through this simple technique, you can tell a story, you can be literal or figurative; you can cut and paste your way to your dreams, your goals. You can add a bit of dialogue here and a scrap of narrative there. You can find inspiration and you can inspire others with images that fuel your imagination. What’s better than that?