Fern Park, FL
Phyllis A. Taylor is a Philadelphia born artist who signs her artwork as "Pannet", a combination of her first and last initials and her middle name.
Phyllis was trained in figurative drawing and painting at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from The Philadelphia College of Art. Phyllis also studied Art Management at The American University in Washington, DC and worked in the graphics and photography department and as an artist for USA Today in Roslyn, VA. Phyllis A. Taylor�s illustrations have been published in Air Jamaica Magazine, �How to Plan a Conservation Education Program� by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, The Sunday Gleaner (a Jamaican newspaper), Canterbury Bridge & Other Poems of Jamaica by Paul Muse, and she has a portrait caricature (John Garvey) displayed in The Palm Restaurant in Washington, DC.
Phyllis has exhibited her portraits at Ethnic Heritage Festivals throughout the MD, DC , VA area, the Rockville Arts Place, The Strathemore Arts Center, Montpelier Cultural Art Center, for Alpha Kappa Alpha's Black Women Artists, and Delta Sigma Theta's Emerging Black Women Artists. She had a month long showing, at Borders' Books in Bowie, MD and The MD National Capitol Parks & Planning Commission sponsored a two month exhibit in the Learning Lane Gallery of the Wayne K. Curry Sports & Learning Complex featuring her Floorcloths along with a retrospective of her portraits. The Prince George�s County Art Council also showcased her portraits in their offices.
Phyllis Taylor moved, in 2005, to Stone Mountain, GA and has exhibited her portraits at the Art Station, The Callenwolde Fine Arts Center, the Lime Light Gallery and the GA LTD art gallery in Buckhead.
As a facilitator of Creative Expressions Art Works Phyllis introduced painting/drawing as an alternative method to creatively expressing feelings to women who have experienced various types of abuse. Phyllis also taught drawing to individuals or groups, adults and children.
In 2011 Phyllis Taylor relocated to Florida and now makes her home in Fern Park, Florida.
She is active in the central Florida art community exhibiting and teaching expressive art to seniors.
F&W Media/North Light Books chose to include one of Phyllis "Pannet" Taylor's portraits in their publication "Art Journey: Portraits and Figures" published in December, 2014. In 2015, she won a Third Place monetary prize at the Women in the Arts "Celebrating the Genius of Women" exhibit and a First Place monetary prize in the Artists League of Orange County (ALOC) members only exhibit in December. Also in 2016 she won a First Place monetary prize at the Artists League of Orange County (ALOC) juried "Inspiration" art exhibit.
For further information about commissioning a portrait , purchasing prints, calendars, cards or posters please contact Pannet Art Studios by email: firstname.lastname@example.org