ABOUT THE ARTIST

 

Chicago based artist, born and raised in Memphis, TN. My name is Camellia Taylor and I am a self-taught artist who until five years ago began taking my passion for art seriously. Growing up I competed in Art competitions and Art Fairs, winning the local contest, “Arts in the Park” in 1999.  My artwork was featured in the Memphis International Airport for 1 year.

Growing up with an abusive father, art became my outlet for creativity & expression. What started out as a stress reliever from not having parents to call on and confide in eventually ignited my fire, becoming my obsession! Ohhh, the feeling of empowerment of finally embracing who you are!

Accessories are very transformative. You can have the same simple black dress yet by changing your jewelry and accessories, you can change your entire look. You can go from the office to a cocktail party.

You have to look in the mirror and see yourself. If it feels good, then I know it’s for me. I don’t dress to be stared at, I dress for myself. - Iris Apfel