Welcome to the web site of Taylor Ikin, Artist

Artist Statement

My specific strengths as a painter relate to my strong feelings about our earth and how we envision our responsibility as being the watchdog for our planet.  My images weave a positive story and are, by subject matter, fairly enjoyable to the eye.  They are pleasing because I see the world of ours as a pleasing place.  I record the environment and, in so doing, build awareness while at the same time I leave a legacy.

My paintings have a rhythm and motion which consistently reflect my brushwork, and much of that has to do with my use of a synthetic surface called YUPO, a ‘tree free' paper, originally used in the printing industry.  My goal is to create an exciting body of work, images to be enjoyed not only for their aesthetic quality, but also to foster a unique sense of awareness about park properties and public responsibilities as they regard our natural spaces.  In short, I hope to awaken the public to what is theirs - to respect it, enjoy it, and take pride in it.

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Taylor Ikin

Dear friends,

Please view the digital catalog of Taylor Ikin's collective body of available artwork.

Taylor was recently diagnosed as being in the early stages of the vicious grasp of Alzheimer's.  I am working with her along with a few close friends to offer her available works in an effort to simplify as well as help finance the road ahead for her in North Carolina where she plans to move and be near her daughter.

Please read in the catalog about Taylor and about this sale.  This is a great opportunity to purchase a very collectible, one of a kind piece of fine art for a great price and help a spectacular lady who has, in turn, helped so many of us in and around the art community.

I ask that you please pass this catalog on to any groups or friends that may be interested in such an opportunity.  All art is available for bid or outright purchase with the final sale culminating March 24.

If you have any questions or would like to see art in person please call me at (813) 230-5676 or email me at donnamorrisonart@gmail.com and we'll work out a meeting time.

On behalf of Taylor and myself, thank you so much for your help and consideration.

Donna Morrison

Click here to view the catalog.  The Taylor Ikin Collection

Dancing With YUPO Workshops

Visit the Classes & Workshops page
to view the upcoming workshops

Late Day In The Woods

Accepted into the
Florida Watercolor Society
2014 Annual Exhibition
Opening in September at the
Cornell Museum of Arts and Sciences
Del Ray Beach, Florida

Party Of Two

Award Winner
Southern Watercolor Society, 2014

Big Bird

Exhibited at the
Florida Watercolor Society
Sarasota, Florida
and the
Appleton Art Museum
Ocala, Florida

Pet Portraits!

To view, click Pet Portraits in the menu

Taylor Ikin
Crossing the Creek


From the collection of
Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick LLP
A full service business law firm practicing in
Tampa and Sarasota, Florida
Toledo and Columbus, Ohio
Charlotte, North Carolina

A Brief Summary of Community and Teaching Activities

Taylor Ikin is widely known for her work on YUPO, a synthetic tree free surface.  Her environmentally sensitive images have been exhibited in Museums throughout the South as well as Florida house in Washington DC.
Her unique approach and joy in making art are the frequent topic of articles in multiple art magazines, books and the local press, and can be enjoyed through her DVD, Dancing With YUPO.
She has taught regionally, nationally, and in the Caribbean as well as 15 years at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art and recently the Beach Art Center.
Ikin now teaches at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center in Dunedin, FL.
She has served on the Boards of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and was the President and a Board Member of the Florida Watercolor Society for a total of 16 years.
Ikin is currently on the Board of the Gasparilla Festival of Arts, and the board of the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art.  She was awarded Signature Membership in the Florida Watercolor Society as well as the Suncoast Watercolor Society and is an award winning member of the Florida Artist Group.  In 2012 her work was juried into the National Watercolor Society Exhibition.

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