‘Taylor Made Art’ Supports Animals!

Art RaffleSabrina Taylor of Taylor Made Art has donated an original acrylic painting,  “Pumpkins” that will be raffled off to raise funds for local animals.  The painting will be on display, and raffle tickets will be available, tomorrow night at the X-Factor Grill during Cause: PAWS annual fundraiser, SPAY-ghetti dinner. The raffle drawing will be held at the end of the evening.

Ms. Taylor is an emerging local artist. Her family moved to Georgia when she was a youngster and now, she and her husband, along with their young son, are pleased to call Toccoa home.

She began drawing about the time she moved to Georgia and, over time, has developed a love and talent for painting. In August 2015, she opened up “Taylor Made Art” on Facebook to have a place to network her art.  Her art started selling and she began accepting commissions for other art projects, including the field art for Toccoa Little League, along with local pet portraits.  Her favorite subjects are animals, pretty much all of them! She has also recently started doing some landscapes.

Ms. Taylor’s work can be found locally at All Things Currahee at the corner of Doyle and Sage Streets. Online, it is available at fineartamerica.com and on her Facebook page, “Taylor Made Art”. She is available for commissioned work, impressionist pet portraits and is willing to discuss other art projects.

Raffle tickets can be purchased between 5:30 and 8 pm Tuesday night at the dinner.  The tickets are $5 each or five for $20.

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