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Tara


Tara

Brought up in a family of artists, Tara couldn't help but fall in love as she strolled through galleries and participated in art workshops. At three years old Tara painted her first portrait; of her and her family. She combined separate photos and merged them into a compilation very similar to what we do at Paint Your Life.

As Goya, Caravaggio, Edward Hopper, and Van Gogh have been her major influences growing up it's no surprise Tara can work with any medium. “Each medium represents a different emotion, helps me express my current state of mind, allows me to pour my soul onto the canvas.” She also enjoys working with mixed techniques. Maria is inspired by nature, reading about successful modern artists, and making crafts. The effort, dedication, and loyalty towards her work make her extraordinary. Like her favorite piece, “The Taking of Christ” by Caravaggio, her art is authentic.

I got this for my wife for our 30th anniversary. She loved it! And, ohhhhhh, how I miss that hair!

Painted for David  Ankeny , IA

hand drawn pictures from photos
Charcoal 20"x24"

"I got this for my wife for our 30th anniversary. She loved it! And, ohhhhhh, how I miss that hair!"

Painted for David  Ankeny , IA

"I got this for my wife for our 30th anniversary. She loved it! And, ohhhhhh, how I miss that hair!"

Painted for David  Ankeny , IA
 ORIGINAL PHOTO
Artist Name: Tara
Charcoal 30"x40"

Painted for Nick  Marion, IA

Painted for Nick  Marion, IA
 ORIGINAL PHOTO
Artist Name: Tara
hand drawn pictures from photos
Charcoal 20"x24"

"I got this for my wife for our 30th anniversary. She loved it! And, ohhhhhh, how I miss that hair!"

Painted for David  Ankeny , IA

"I got this for my wife for our 30th anniversary. She loved it! And, ohhhhhh, how I miss that hair!"

Painted for David  Ankeny , IA
 ORIGINAL PHOTO
Artist Name: Tara