Art by Lanny Taulbee

Lexington, KY
Visual Artist


Lanny Taulbee began his artistic endeavors as a child after he was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at the age of seven. This condition severely limited his physical activity, causing him to rely on the less strenuous pursuits of drawing, coloring, and painting. His talents include working in the mediums of oils, watercolor, acrylics, pencil, and ink. Nature is the primary subject of Lanny’s artwork. “Capturing the spirit of an animal through its eyes,” he states, “or drawing a tree to reveal its spirit beneath a rugged exterior, to me that’s what art is all about. Every plant, animal, stone, or mountain has something to say if we only listen. To me that’s what artists do; they listen to their subjects and translate their voices into a visual language.”

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports Arts for All Kentucky with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.