Hello! I’m Tara. I’m an artist and teacher,
and I make courses that help you
make the art only you can make.
In a world overflowing with inspiration and possibilities,
uncovering your unique voice and vision can feel like a confusing challenge.
If you want to move beyond being influenced by the artists you love
and into art that expresses YOU, I’m here to help.
I don’t teach you how to paint like me, but I will show you how digging deep into your own process and practice can bring you the clarity and focus you seek. There’s a wealth of blog posts to get started with, and when you’re ready for more,
The Happy Artist Studio is ready to welcome you!
“I absolutely love your courses – you fill me with encouragement and a positive outlook on my creativity!“
“Please don’t ever stop doing what you are doing. I have learned so much from you, your courses, emails and kind words. Things that if I had heard them in high school when I first started studying art I would have continued with it and not left it for twenty years. I appreciate all that you offer as an artist and a mentor and I hope you never stop inspiring people to just give it a go….you have truly inspired me to keep going and I can’t thank you enough for your encouragement.”
“Your encouragement has helped me hone in on the logistics. I'm far better a business woman and an artist because of your newsletter. Thank you for all you pour out to others. I find your work refreshing and fabulous. A lovely piece of the sea for me here in land locked Kansas." —Jillian Sandcastle