Today we’d like to introduce you to Taylor Huff.
Hi Taylor, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
I owned my own cosmetology business for 6 years. I developed a carpal tunnel in both hands and had to have surgery.
Which made me lose the business that I had built for so long. While in recovery, I started painting again. One idea led to the next and here I am doing this full time. Selling my art and having so much fun. Sometimes good things come from scary or uncertain situations.
I spend my time in nature, drawing/ sketching/ painting whatever comes out of my head.
My art is full of vibrant bold colors that not only exude my personality but also my Colombian heritage.
My apartment looks like a rainbow so I’m hoping that comes out in my art.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
The hardest step was just believing in myself. I have imposter syndrome talking to me telling me I’m not good enough or I’m not as talented as I think I am. But I just keep pushing forward.
After every piece of art that has sold, I get excited and I get my validation. It helps me continue and not listen to the doubt that tries to discourage me.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am known for original art that is vibrant and bold.
Out of the box colors that move together create a picture that comes to life. I am most proud of my plant women. They all have different personalities just like women and plants have different personalities. It was so much fun creating each character.
Can you talk to us about how you think about risk?
Switching my career after 6-7 years of building a business was a HUGE risk. I was giving up my consistent paycheck for uncertainty. I was leaping out of my comfort zone and into the unknown.
I had no clue if anyone even wanted to look at my paintings much less buy them. I knew though, that in order to grow and be happy with my life that I needed a change. A career change. So I did it. I took a big risk and it has paid off.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.taylorhuffart.bigcartel.com
- Instagram: @TaylorHuff_