HI, I'M TARA! I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN DRAWN TO THE ARTS - EVEN AT A YOUNG AGE. I GUESS YOU COULD SAY THAT IT'S IN MY DNA. I GET MY CREATIVITY FROM MY MOM AND MY PERFECTIONIST TENDENCIES COME FROM MY DAD. THESE QUALITIES ARE OFTEN VIEWED AS OPPOSITIONAL, BUT I WOULD ARGUE THAT THEY COME TOGETHER TO CREATE A UNIQUE APPROACH TO CREATING. I CAN SEE THE INFLUENCES OF BOTH IN MY WORK AS AN ARTIST. DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY HAVE ALSO INFLUENCED MY WORK IN MAJOR WAYS. I HAVE A BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN FINE ARTS WITH A FOCUS IN INTERIOR DESIGN. I LOVE THE STRUCTURED CREATIVE OUTLET THAT DESIGN OFFERS, AND MY EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD HAVE CERTAINLY INFLUENCED MY WORK IN VARIOUS WAYS. MY EDUCATION AND WORK WITH PHOTOGRAPHY HAVE ALSO INFLUENCED MY WORK. AS A PHOTOGRAPHER, I LOVE TO PLAY WITH LIGHT AND USE IT TO CREATE FOCAL POINTS; HIGHLIGHTING UNIQUE FEATURES AND FORCING THE VIEWER TO SEE THE DETAILS THAT STAND OUT TO ME THE MOST. I ALSO LOVE A MORE CANDID, LESS POSED FEEL. I LOVE THE RAW. THE NATURAL. THE 

EMOTIONS. BRINGING THE PERSONALITY AND CHARACTER OF THE SUBJECT TO THE FOREFRONT. I'M FINDING THAT ALL OF THESE THINGS PLAY INTO MY WORK MORE AND MORE AS I PAINT. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FASCINATED BY THE VARIANCES IN ANATOMY FROM ANIMAL TO ANIMAL; ALL OF THE FEATURES COMPLETELY UNIQUE TO EACH SPECIES. BUT WHEN I LOOK AT THEM, I SEE MORE. I SEE INDIVIDUAL PERSONALITIES, AND I ENJOY HIGHLIGHTING THESE IN VARIOUS WAYS. I ENJOY THE CHALLENGE OF CREATING A WAY FOR OTHERS TO VIEW THINGS THROUGH MY EYES. TO EVOKE IN THEM THE SAME EMOTIONS THAT I HAVE ABOUT MY SUBJECT MATTER. 


THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY! I HOPE YOU ENJOY WHAT YOU FIND HERE!

‚Äč-TARA