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Art is an undeniable, compelling force and can bring such simple joy with the basic task of making something with your hands. Whether it's knitting or sewing, painting or drawing...I'm always making something. This is what I identify with most in life, and it is my life.

My name is Briana Taylor and I was born and raised in New England...Western Massachusetts specifically, and have never lived outside of New England. I've traveled to Europe, the West Indies, many parts of America, and Hawaii, and loved every minute of it. The plan is to do more traveling when time allows.

I went to college right out of High School, but failed miserabley due to a misguided attempt to gain a skill that I could count on. Secretarial school was not for me. I left with a 1.0 gpa after my first semester and never looked back…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 27
  • Joined March 9, 2007

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paper, oil, canvas, yarn, wood, charcoal, graphite, cloth, thread

About

Art is an undeniable, compelling force and can bring such simple joy with the basic task of making something with your hands. Whether it's knitting or sewing, painting or drawing...I'm always making something. This is what I identify with most in life, and it is my life.

My name is Briana Taylor and I was born and raised in New England...Western Massachusetts specifically, and have never lived outside of New England. I've traveled to Europe, the West Indies, many parts of America, and Hawaii, and loved every minute of it. The plan is to do more traveling when time allows.

I went to college right out of High School, but failed miserabley due to a misguided attempt to gain a skill that I could count on. Secretarial school was not for me. I left with a 1.0 gpa after my first semester and never looked back.

After a few frustrating years managing an art supply store and framing other peoples' art work, I quit my job and went back to school. I attended a local community college where I ended up graduating as class valedictorian with a degree in Visual Arts! My 4.0 gpa opened the doors at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, where I had full tuition and got a degree in Studio Art in 1998.

Since then I've worked in my own studio, for a while in Holyoke, MA, and then I moved my studio to Easthampton, MA in 2005. I love it here and my studio is in an amazing building called One Cottage Street, www.cottagestreetstudios.com. I don't know the total # of artists in the building but there are at least 50, with about 30 of us opening our doors for Open Studios twice a year.

I do all of my sewing in a shop in my house and I use my studio space for my painting and other art interests.

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