Tara is the newest member of the Ripoff Artists, joining us in 2013. Being the year we tackled Kandinsky, "Father of Abstract Art," this was perfect for Tara!
Tara was born and raised in the South Okanagan. She paints primarily in acrylics in her studio behind her house, often with her cat for company, and her husband as her first fan and art critic.
From her website: “I use colour and texture to deliver a message and create a mood or to express my feelings and my thoughts. The subject is decided by the viewer and it’s expressed at that moment. Painting is always a new experience, it’s about discovery, development and growth. It’s organic.”
“The bigger the better when it comes to canvas, I am more at home and relaxed on a larger canvas; it’s a messy process and there are no rules. I rarely use a brush, my tools of choice are palate and putty knives, kitchen utensils like spatulas, sometimes sticks and pieces of wood, whatever presents itself at the time.”