Mary Taylor was born in Rochester, New York. After years spent working and living in California, she returned to her roots and currently works from her studio in Honeoye Falls, New York. Hailing from a family of artists and ornithologists, Taylor combines these passions by creating heart-stoppingly realistic birds and animals that recall the beauty and fragility of the natural world.
Taylor studied at American University, Washington, D.C., University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, and School for American Craftsmen, Rochester Institute of Technology. She also plays the bagpipes.