Painter Taylor O. Thomas has carved out a place for herself in the world of fine art — a notoriously fickle and competitive field. It’s a good thing, too, because as the Tampa, Florida, resident explained in conversation with her Artifact interviewer, making art is her most direct path to personal and professional fulfillment.

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