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!

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I absolutely love your courses – you fill me with encouragement and a positive outlook on my creativity!

Leslie Carrington

“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.”

Brooke de Canha

I truly believe what you offer is so special and unique. You give people permission to create without the academic approach. That is part of what makes your courses so refreshing! It’s the comforting and safe space you create for others that allows them to flourish.

Alauna Whelan