Tara Leaver



You have landed here because you clicked a link after your curiosity was piqued somewhere on the internet about who I am and what I do. Thank you! And yay!

My name is Tara, and I’m an artist, teacher, writer and what I think of as a creative encourager.  :) I paint in my studio by the sea; I write about art and creativity on my blog; and I offer an array of online courses devoted to helping you uncover, explore, and develop your unique and true self expression through art.

Twice a month I send out Artnotes, which are the email equivalent of a letter from one artist {me} to another {you}. They’re full of thought provoking ideas, behind the scenes stories about being an artist {and how to fully embrace that}, and of course first dibs on offers and sales.

I know that it takes time to decide whether someone’s work, personality and offerings are for you. With that in mind, I invite you to fill in the form below.

It will give you access to ‘Making Art Your Way’, a free six part email mini course designed to get you started with making art in a way that suits you and your lifestyle, and also to my Artnotes. If you find they are not for you, it’s very easy to change your mind, and no hard feelings. :)

Like a sample? Click here for one of the most popular Artnotes ever. :)

“Tara’s articles and advice have influenced my art and my enjoyment of it in a HUGE way. I think if I was only allowed to follow one art blog, it would definitely be hers.”

Karin V

Make art YOUR way

Pop your details below to receive twice monthly Artnotes - behind the scenes stories, news on upcoming courses and offerings, blog updates, and of course plenty of art.

“It’s great fun to learn about how another artist is navigating her world. I like all the art tips too. You seem to simply want to help and nurture and empathize and share your experience. It’s a breath of fresh air." —Ellen Stoune

“Thank you so much for your Inspiring Creative Artnotes. Sharing your knowledge in such a kind and inspiring way has really helped me to get back into it again, Yayyy! I have my Art Eyes on again, its possible…”

Janene Feasey

I would like to let you know how much I enjoy your ArtNotes! They have offered me so much inspiration and some days even get me to pick up my brushes and carry on. Plus following your personal adventures is such fun!

Kathy K

You have a great way with words, and paint. Your Artnotes are always a welcome inspiration.

Jo Murray

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