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LéGrant Taylor was born in 1967. He is a native of Angier, North Carolina where he spent his early years growing up in an underprivileged neighborhood. Upon graduating from high school in Garner, North Carolina, LéGrant studied Printing Technology at Chowan College. A resident of Garner since 1992, LéGrant is employed full-time as a Printing Press Operator. He makes time to paint any time he can, including nights and weekends.

LéGrant describes his yet developing style as a unique blend of several different styles. In his paintings, he attempts to bring the viewer into the actual event of the painting. His "Know Looking Back" and "Crabversation" paintings are perfect examples of his style. In "Know Looking Back", the viewer is positioned with the subjects looking ahead with promise to something greater born from the wisdom and knowledge of the past.

Having received no formal art training outside of a junior high school art class, LéGrant is a self taught artist who uses oil on canvas to paint from the soul's eye. He started painting and discovered this new talent when he was 40 years old.  When LéGrant was in kindergarten, doctors discovered he was legally blind in his left eye due to a birth defect. LéGrant views this visual impairment as a "gift" that gives him the unique perspective exhibited in his art.

LéGrant credits his drive to create and share art first to God, and then to his mother who always told him "there is nothing you cannot do and always do your best." Other inspirations and support in his life are his wife, sons, brothers, mother-in-law, father, and many other family and friends.

 

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