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An Alley in Port-au-Prince

22 Jun

Little watercolor painting of an alley in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Artist: Rebecca Taylor

No, I was not hanging out in allies while I was in Haiti.

Having never been to the country, I entered the range rover that drove me two and a half hours to Hinche and just began immediately snapping photos. (That’s what I do.) “I may never be here again,” I thought to myself, and proceeded to collect as much photographic evidence of my existence in Haiti that I could.

The range rover sped through the pot-holed streets of Port-au-Prince, crept through throngs of at-risk pedestrians, and wound its way through mountainous volcanic cinder cliffs towards the central plateau where I dwelled for seven days. And I just snapped away unable to get those beautiful, crystal clear, highly professional photographs. I could have cared less. These little blurry, hastily captured, snippets of off-the-cuff images of random Haitian life form a collection of vignettes that feeds me inspiration for future art pieces.

The little paintings that this experience has led me to create are very small and playful. I was unable to obtain any firm grasp on Haiti while I was there so these little watercolors reflect, in their swiftness of creation, my fleeting visit.


Social Painting in Haiti!!! February 2018

13 Mar

What an fabulous experience! In my backpack I hauled watercolor paper, pencils, impromptu “easels”, brushes, and cups all the way from Richmond, VA to Hinche, Haiti to volunteer with Midwives For Haiti.


Beach House View

24 Aug

nags head view

Watercolor and paint marker inside journal.


I have been super busy this summer with lots of art classes and one vacation.  I had one private student, taught two Nature Art camps at the nature center, and went to Nags Head for the week.  I will need a break from this summer, and I hope to get it real soon.  I have been working in journals a ton lately and have started a new dream journal.  I won’t be able to share that one for quite some time, though, since I am working on all the pages at once.

I have added 5 new sections to my student art page. It is work the kids did in my Nature Art camp. I still need to get my private students’ work on there.  It’ll be up soon.  Enjoy it!

Niagara Falls

2 Mar

Niagara Falls Watercolor


Watercolor,     4″ x  11″

Let There Be Songs To Fill The Air

1 Jan

let there be songs

watercolor and sharpie,  6″ x 8″

My friend and I have a Grateful Dead theme in so many of our gifts.


5 Sep





10.5″  x  14.5″

I think this painting needs an indigo bunting. What do you think?


5 Sep



watercolor and ink

18″  x  24″