Jean Taylor, whose Tlingit name is Khàsx’ ân Tlâ, is from the Dakhł awèdi Clan of the Teslin Tlingit Nation in Teslin, Yukon Territory. She is also a member of the Tlingit Haida Central Council of Alaska.
Jean has traveled to Grande Prairie, Campbell River, Comox, Victoria, Phoenix, AZ (with Kim English)and Bucerias, Mexico to train one on one with painters she admired. Throughout this journey she studied a variety of media with selected mentors and settled on acrylic and pastel as her favorites. She has a passion for painting people of her culture in regalia dancing and celebrating life. Another favorite subject is painting Yukon scenery near her home town of Teslin.