Episode 32 - Taylor Lee, Abstract Painter, on Destigmatizing Mental Illness Through Art

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On today’s episode of Positively Creative, Taylor Lee walks us through her struggle with an eating disorder, her experience with art therapy, and finding community and her voice through art. We also talk about how to learn from others without copying and how developing your style is an ongoing process.

 

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About Taylor:

Taylor is a self-taught artist who inherited her love for painting from her grandmother. She was born in North Carolina, but is currently on a road trip across the United States with her husband and their pug, Frida. Her second love is writing and she is currently working on a book to release in 2018.

She struggled with an eating disorder for over ten years, and surviving it has made her strong in ways that she never imagined were possible. Body positivity is a major theme in most of her work, especially her portraiture and floral pieces. Her paintings evoke emotions that we feel every day and each piece has a story and is created specifically to awaken the soul within.

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Links:

Tara Leaver

Abstractify

Positively Creative Episode with Emily Jeffords

Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

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About The Positively Creative Podcast:

The Positively Creative Podcast was created by Dorothy Collier, artist of Dorothy Art, for creative entrepreneurs. When Dorothy started having a positive outlook on every aspect of her life, including her art career, the creativity and opportunities started overflowing! Join her as she chats with other small business owners, discussing the ins and outs of how to run a creative business and how they make it in their respective fields.

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