Tara has a beautiful gift for immersing the viewer into a world of simplicity and harmony. Her paintings engage us with their strength of character combined with a subtle, sometimes even raw, colour palette. Each original work evokes a sense of enduring and self-contained innocence and contentment. Works range in theme from childhood play to a deeper adult intuitiveness, the artist knowing that these characteristics of the human spirit are both one and the same, if not a stepping stone to each other,
Tara's works present a subdued colour palette to allow the central figure to hold the power within a piece. This allows for both a strength of presence as well as space for the viewer to connect with, and place themselves within, the feeling of the moment presented through each piece.
Brisbane, Qld. Australia.
,SHOP 1/180 MAIN STREET, MONTVILLE, QLD, 4560
Bch. Science in Exercise Science.
Dip. Remedial Massage
Reiki I, II, Master
Primarily Self Taught Artist
Training through Brisbane Painting Classes
Mentoring and Workshops through Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane.
2015 - Brisbane Rotary Arts Spectaular FINALIST
June 2015 - Rotary Art Spectacular FINALIST
September 2015 - Finalist Clayton Utz Art Award FINALIST
2013 - Lethbridge 10000 Finalist HIGHLY COMMENDED
2011 - Lethbridge 10000 National Art Award FINALIST
2010 - Lethbridge 10000 National Art Award FINALIST
Exhibitions and Displays:
2020 - Wild Hearts and Skies Exhibition at Lethbridge Gallery
2016 - The Pioneer Heart : Exhibition at Lethbridge Gallery
2015 - Sky Travellers: Exhibition at Lethbridge Gallery
2015 - Lethbridge 10000 non-competitive entry
Feb 7th - Exhibition "Sky Travellers" at Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
2014 - Group Exhibition Lethbridge Gallery
2014 - Solo Exhibition. Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
2013 - Group Exhibition at Rosebed St. Gallery.
December 2010 - Permanent display at Jones Parade Kindy
June 2010 - Group Exhibition at Martin Galleries.
24th - 27th July 2008 Crown Plaza Pelican Waters Qld. Group Exhibition
24th - 27th July 2008 ZONTA Women In Art Exhibition and Competition in Montville, Qld.
6th Oct - 3rd Nov 2008 Exhibition at Envy Cafe in Cotton Tree Qld.
4 July 2008 - July 2009- Berkelouw Bookstore
May 2008 - Exhibition at Solar Coaster Festival for Children
All 2008 - Painting on display at Sea To Sky Massage at Peregian Beach / Qld.
Jan 2008 - Exhibition at Sea to Sky Massage, Peregian Beach / Qld.
March 2003 - Exhibition at TAP Gallery, Sydney / NSW.
Jan 2003 - Exhibition at Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney / NSW.
Nov 2002 - Solo Exhibition at private Residance, Sydney / NSW.
June 2015 - Donated works to "Give Me 5 For Kids"
June 2014 - Donation / Give Me 5 for Kids "Gypsy Circus Girl at Heart"
2013 - Donated works to "Give Me 5 For Kids" Sunshine Coast
June 2012 - Donated works to "Give Me 5 For Kids" Gold Coast.
June 2012 - Donated works to "Give Me 5 For Kids" Sunshine Coast
June 2011 - Donated work to McIntyre Centre Fundraising Event. Painting $500.
2011 Our Lady of the Angels' Catholic Primary School Carnival Fundraiser. Donation of commissioned portrait to the value of $1200.00
June 2011 - Donation / Give Me 5 for Kids "Bum-A-Liscious" sold $700
June 2011 - Donation / Give Me 5 for Kids "Making Friends" sold $850
June 2011 - Donation / Give Me 5 for Kids Gold Coast "Mysterious Moments" sold
June 2010 - Donation / Give Me 5 for Kids "Degage" sold at $900
June 2010 - Donation / Give Me 5 for Kids "Paper Boat Dreams" sold at $1200
June 2009 - Donation / Give Me 5 For Kids "Lady of the Light" sold at $850
June 2008 - Donation / Give Me 5 For Kids "Pondering Princess" sold at $750
Art Edit - Featured Painting ISSUE 10 2016
2015- Selected feature work for Etsy Billboard project throughout Australia.
Feb 2014 - Editorial within "Artists Palette" Issue 139