Canvas of Dreams
Taylor Victoria turns imagination into art, one mural at a time.
Name: Taylor Victoria
What do you do for a living?
I am a full-time artist specializing in custom mural and canvas art.
What type of training do you need to do your job?
I am a self-taught artist, which means I have allowed my talent and entrepreneurial skills to lead the way. A lot of other artists will acquire formal training in the arts prior to beginning their career. However, I took a non-traditional path.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
My job offers me the unique pleasure of experiencing one week entirely distinct from the next. The projects I undertake for my clients can vary widely. Consequently, my work environment, collaborators, and creative endeavors are in a constant state of flux, and I absolutely relish this diversity. One day, I might find myself immersed in painting a captivating mural within a school, while the next, I could be perched atop a towering boom lift, adorning the side of a building with a grand mural. And then, in the blink of an eye, I may transition to the intimate setting of someone’s home, crafting a custom masterpiece for their walls.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
When I grew up, I wanted to be an artist. You could say I am living my dream come true!
What advice would you give to a kid who wants to have a similar career?
When I was growing up, I didn’t believe that I could earn a living by pursuing a career as an artist. Consequently, I chose to attend school to become a teacher. I developed a deep passion for teaching and working with children. Nevertheless, I eventually discovered that my truest passion lies in painting and embracing the life of an artist. To any aspiring young artists out there, my advice is simple: wholeheartedly believe in yourselves and never let the flame of your creativity burn out!
One fun fact NOT about your job?
One fun fact about me is that I took dance classes for most of my childhood. And now, I cannot stop dancing. Even while I am painting, I love to put on some good music and bop around while working.