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Taylor Rae Hillestad is a professional artist & graphic designer from St. Paul, Minnesota.
She has been enjoying making art her entire life and earned a BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute. She specializes in colorful portraits and rock & roll themed work. Her colorful style of portraits all started when she first heard Peter Gabriel's progressive & world music.
She wanted to express that in a modern tribute to him and believed bold colors help visualize imagination, personality, & creativity well. She then continued to enjoy expressing the rest of the classic members of Genesis and other musicians in that reflecting matter.
Taylor's paintings and design work have been recognized internationally and been admired by some of her favorite musicians including Genesis members: Phil Collins, Steve Hackett, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, along with musicians Nad Sylvan, the band YES, Hall & Oates, Eliot Lewis, Gary O’Toole, Dennis DeYoung (Styx), Chromeo, and Mayer Hawthorne.
They have been featured on many music-industry websites, social media pages, and have even been collected by some of the musicians themselves.

Taylor's portfolio and contact information can be found at

All works © Taylor Rae Hillestad

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