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

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

Watercolor

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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