The artist behind the artwork

"Art is not what you see but what you make others see."

- Edgar Dagas

One of my favourite quotes. Everyone's experience with art is unique and personal, so it's a very special privilege for me to unlock peoples feelings in this way.

Inspiration & Style

Tara's been inspired by animals all her life; both artistically and generally. They are often the muses for her detailed pen and ink renderings, focused on bringing their emotions to the forefront. This style emerged for her during post-concussion in 2015. Her style has a unique way of depicting texture and allows the focus to remain on the animal's gaze by often omitting cluttering aspects such as colour or background.


Art came naturally and at a young age for Tara; her desire to paint and draw was ferocious and consistent. She attended specialized arts programs throughout most of her schooling and gained exposure to many techniques and various media, while obtaining a four year education in art history.



  • #ARTKEEPSGOING Virtual Exhibition, Beaux Arts Brampton, May - July

  • 40th Annual Juried Art Show, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, April 29-July 5

  • The Humming Community Project, April

  • Leaps & Bounds Art Exhibition, Beaux Arts Brampton, February 13 - March 14


  • Members Winter Art Show & Sale, Beaux Arts Brampton, December 5, 2019 - February 7, 2020

  • Fine Lines: Solo Exhibition, Cove Gallery at Beaux Arts Brampton, November 6 - November 30

  • ArtBeat Brampton Participating Artist, October 18

  • In the Wild (Juried Show), Beaux Arts Brampton, August 28 - October 5

  • Transitions (Juried Show), Beaux Arts Brampton, June 5 - July 13 


  • Members Winter 2018 Art Show, Beaux Arts Brampton, December 2018 - February 2019

  • In the Wild (Juried Show), Beaux Arts Brampton, September 13 - November 30


  • Canada150 Muskoka Chair Project, City of Brampton, July 1 - December 31


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