April A Taylor
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April A Taylor (born 1977) is an American writer and dark art, horror, fine art and portrait photographer.
April A Taylor was born in Metro Detroit in May 1977 and grew up in Taylor, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. She has been quoted as crediting Clive Barker, Michael Jackson's Thriller video and the original A Nightmare on Elm Street with getting her interested in horror at a young age.
Taylor is a self-taught photographer and her work includes a mixture of Dark Art, Fine Art and Portraits. Her Dark Art & Fine Art work has been published and exhibited internationally. Her work has received rave reviews within the horror community (including from genre actress Lisa Wilcox) and in late 2010 she began appearing at horror conventions & sci-fi/fantasy/comic book conventions as an artist guest. In 2011, some of her work was featured in the short horror film CathARTic, written & directed by genre actress Devanny Pinn and her work was also featured on Fangoria.com.
In June 2010 Detroit area radio station 93.9 FM named her their first ever Artist of the Month.[not in citation given] In August 2010 American Frame named her as their Featured Artist of the Month. In March 2011 she was named runner-up for the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards 2010 Artist of the Year.
Taylor's work has appeared in 5 different countries to date (USA, Canada, Italy, Hong Kong & the UK), in a mixture of 100+ various art galleries, magazines, books, calendars, websites and special events.[non-primary source needed]
- Gores Truly Interview
- ArtHash Interview
- Publication Credits
- Leo Weekly
- Paradise of Horror
- Raven's Barrow
- Dark Woods Con 2011 Guest Profile
- Con Nooga 2011 Guest List
- MystiCon 2011 Guest List
- Motor City Nightmares 2011 Guest List
- Frank N Con 2011 Guest List
- Northville Times, page 2
- American Frame Featured Artist
- 2010 Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards
- Photo & Videography Article
- Fuel Your Photography Article
- Big Gay Horror Fan