LAAC to feature Taylor’s work; reception Sunday

Published 12:37 am Saturday, March 8, 2014

The LAAC will feature the work of Marie Taylor during the month of March.

Taylor Taylor began her career in art in college in the 60s, earning a minor in art at Samford University and a major at UAB. She then taught art in public school and in community education classes for several years. As her career advanced and the world changed, she put down her brushes and oils for 25 years.


After retiring as a principal in Mountain Brook City Schools, she renewed her interest in painting, mainly after her sister, Opp artist Virginia Dowling, encouraged her to attend an art workshop with her.

Most of her paintings are oil, and a few are acrylic. Her style varies from realistic to Impressionistic. Her subject matter is still life, landscapes and cityscapes; but she truly enjoys painting historical buildings.

Taylor is a member of Vestavia Hills Art Association, National League of American Pen Women and Opp Cultural Arts Council. She has exhibited at a juried show benefiting the Full Life Ahead Foundation, Birmingham; at a one-woman show at Leeds Arts Council as Artist of the Month; at a one-woman show at Soon-Bok Lee Sellers Art Gallery at the Hoover Community Education Building, Bluff Park; at Vestavia Hills Art Association Arts and Crafts Shows; at National League of American Pen Women annual art shows; and at Opp Cultural Arts Council’s Opp Fest Juried Art Exhibits. She is a past president of Vestavia Hills Art Association.

A reception in her honor is set for 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. this Sun., March 9, at LAAC, located on East Three Notch Street.