Taylor Slater sees the ocean as her home. She was born and raised in South Florida, and has been lucky enough to have travelled to places like Hawaii, Fiji, Australia, and the Bahamas. Since she was a young child, Taylor felt a special connection with one thing all these places have in common, the ocean.
Growing up on the beach and being exposed to these spectacular natural environments has shaped who she is and has helped define what she loves.
Taylor’s creative career has grown organically. Beginning with photography, she captured images of surf culture and the relaxed beach lifestyle. Her photography has appeared in The Inertia and The New Yorker and has been promoted by Whalebone Magazine, Free Surf Magazine, The Purist Magazine, and Surf Visuals Magazine. Additionally, she has worked with brands such as Happy Socks, Coconut Bowls, Stila Cosmetics, Beauty Blender, and Lokai. Eventually this led to her desire for a new creative outlet and she began painting. Working in the same medium used to create surfboards, Taylor draws her inspiration from her personal connection to the sea and her passion to share her dreamy visions of pristine ocean images in her resin paintings. Her paintings have been exhibited in solo shows at The Montauk Beach House and Wyland Galleries
Seeing the ocean as her home has instilled within her a passion to take care of and protect it. Taylor hopes that her paintings celebrate the beauty she dreams of and that these images help raise awareness of the possibility of a forever clean ocean. She also hopes to encourage others to join our global community’s fight to protect the ocean from the plastic pollution threatening its, and ultimately our own, existence.
Features & Press
The New Yorker
Free Surf Magazine
The Purist Magazine
The Lonely Whale
New York Post
One Ocean - Seven Strawless Seas | The Montauk Beach House | Solo Art Exhibition
Dreamscapes | Wyland Galleries Haleiwa, Oahu | Solo Art Exhibition