Toronto Alley 2
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 18
Tara was born and raised in Stirling, Ontario. It was here in her adoration for the great outdoors that her passion, imagination, and creativity flourished and developed at a young age. Previously before attending Sheridan Colleges for the Visual and Creative Arts program Tara also received her BA from the University of Ottawa with a major in General Arts and a Minor in Theory and History of Art. Tara works in a variety of mediums including inks, acrylics, oils, pencil, charcoal, and photography. Known for her bold, raw, and dramatic style Tara is always pushing the constraints of her art through landscapes, mixed media, experimentation, and evoking an empathetic and emotional reaction from her viewer. Themes of landscapes, eyes, mouths, history, money, and culture illustrate personal experiences of current human conditioning.
These acrylic on canvas paintings are based off photos I took in Toronto Ontario. Combining two sides of my art I used landscape painting and influences from artists such as Monet, Van Gogh, and Lawrence Harris to focus on recreating outdoor environments. The disarray and destructive style of the series emerged inspired by street art and artists including Francis Bacon and Michael Basquiat.