ART IS MY JOY, IT MAKES LIFE MAGIC. WITH IT I AM VULNERABLE, FEROCIOUS, PASSIONATE, BROKEN; A POET & A WARRIOR
PHOTO WITH THANKS TO LISA AMBROSE
ABOUT TARA WINONA
‘I hope to create connections with my art, to speak to the heart. As I travel the planet, I see people increasingly living in glass and concrete towers, far removed from the environment and each other...'
An artist and a writer, Tara Winona's art celebrates a love affair with nature. Her work is an invitation to deepen our connection, both with nature, and ourselves.
Deeply personal stories are woven into Tara's paintings, expressions of life changing events, powerful emotions. Her paintings of wildlife become self-portraits and a vehicle to tell a story.
Working with a minimal colour palette, Tara seeks beauty in simplicity, leaving space for the imagination.
Tara paints with watercolour and acrylic ink on large canvases. The unpredictable nature of the materials means her technique is a dance, allowing the paint to flow, co-creating with chance ... a celebration of life's unexpected happenings. Their liquid flow allows light to reflect through the paints, giving them life and movement.
PAINTING WITH LIGHT ....
Originally Tara trained as a designer in Australia. She became a creative director for ‘Son et Lumière’ spectaculars internationally: painting light through film, projection, lasers, fireworks and special effects.
The bright lights of the world called and in 2000 she moved to Italy in a creative director role, ‘just for 18 months’ ... sixteen years and many character building experiences later, she has travelled the world several times, made homes in Milan, Paris and London, learnt a couple of extra languages and can usefully say thank you in at least thirty.
In 2010 Tara got an art studio on the banks of a river in London. Gradually her art transformed - from something fitted in between shows to a daily, professional practise. In December 2014 Tara was invited to exhibit with a major gallery in London.
Tara is represented by several galleries in the UK and Australia and has exhibited in the UK, the Netherlands and Sydney. She also continues to paint with light (www.tara-designs.com). In 2015 she won the Outstanding Artist Award at the Tunbridge Wells International Art Fair and Editors Choice for the book '101 Artworks of the Animal Kingdom'.