Pearlie Taylor







Pearlie Taylor

Pearlie Taylor

Orland Park, IL


Pearlie Taylor

Known primarily as an abstract expressionist, Pearlie Taylorís interest in art began as an adolescent when she found herself drawing on everything in her surroundings, from brown paper bags to whatever would hold an image.

She was drawn to watercolor in high school, experimenting with still life and landscapes. As a young adult she broadened her art studies to include life drawings and working in oils and pastels. Her initial focus of portraiture and landscape changed during middle age as she began to gravitate toward abstract art, where she found her passion as an abstract painter.

Her inspiration comes from adventurous artist such as Dale Chiluly, Picasso, Jackson Pollack, Richard Dempsey and so many other abstract painters who think not only of the technical aspects of creativity, but also the spiritual aspects. These are artist who are like mountain climbers and are not afraid to explore, weave, bend, stretch and use colors. The goal is to create without boundaries forever searching for that one piece that says it all.

Pearlie raised a family of five and pursued studies in art at the Harold Washington College, The American Academy of Art in Chicago and the Historic South Side Community Art Center founded by Dr. Margaret Burroughs. \

Pearlie and her husband opened a UPS Store Franchise in 1997, after his death in 2002 she sold the business to focus fulltime on art. That life changing experience created an urgency to fulfill her artistic journey.

She has participated in solo and numerous group shows, her work has been collected regionally and nationally. She has won awards and has been published in well known magazines.



Urban Language by Pearlie Taylor


Beyond This Place by Pearlie Taylor


Uptown Downtown by Pearlie Taylor


Flight of the sparrow by Pearlie Taylor


Not just black and white2 by Pearlie Taylor


Not just black and white by Pearlie Taylor


He said she said by Pearlie Taylor


Talking heads by Pearlie Taylor


Gathering by Pearlie Taylor


Mirror Mirror by Pearlie Taylor


Spreading Joy by Pearlie Taylor


Flowers of the mind by Pearlie Taylor


Cruising by Pearlie Taylor


Growing in the city by Pearlie Taylor


Shades of discourse 4 by Pearlie Taylor


Shades of discourse 3 by Pearlie Taylor


Shades of discourse 2 by Pearlie Taylor


Shades of discourse by Pearlie Taylor


Just Jazzin by Pearlie Taylor


Coming and Goings by Pearlie Taylor


Floral #51 by Pearlie Taylor


Cinnabella by Pearlie Taylor


Instrument of choice by Pearlie Taylor


Twin flowers by Pearlie Taylor


Ghost flower by Pearlie Taylor


Virtually blue by Pearlie Taylor


Stop and smell the flowers by Pearlie Taylor