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You love making art.


There’s nothing quite like the rush of initial inspiration and the dream state of being in the zone as you create.


But sometimes you feel dry and uninspired, or stuck in a rut, and it can be hard to move out of that place.

I’ve been there, many many times. I understand the frustration, and Artist Inspired is my response to that need for fresh new energy to reawaken the muse.

What is Artist Inspired?

It’s two things.

It is an offering of painting ideas inspired by some of the great masters of art history, designed to enliven and enrich your art practice.

And it is you, by the time you have taken the course. 🙂

If you’ve been making art for a while and simply feel you’ve lost your way a bit, or even if you’re new to expressing yourself artistically, this course will give you ideas, prompts, visuals, and resources to spark that delicious feeling that often comes just before you rush to put brush to canvas or pencil to paper. The one that has you saying, “I want to try that!”

You’ll be borrowing styles and techniques from some much loved artists from history, while expanding and developing your own abilities, and coming up with a style all your own in the process.

It’s not about imitating the masters directly. It’s about immersing ourselves in the visual feast available to us and allowing that to inform our work with a felt understanding of new ways to use our tools.

“The course has been so useful to [me as] a beginner. Gave me insights into the ways of working of different artists, many of whose work I already loved but had never really ‘thought about’. Showed me that taking inspiration from other artists wasn’t simply a case of trying to ‘copy’ them or ‘paint like them’ and thus felt more achievable at my stage of learning. I feel it has really enriched my practice and has encouraged me to establish a daily art habit.”

Sharon Bruster

It’s about experimenting, responding to what makes you gasp with delight, and weaving it into how you already most love to work.

Artist Inspired is for you if you:

  • are interested in art history
  • want to make art but need a jumping off point
  • are feeling stuck in your current art practice
  • need some help to develop your personal artistic style
  • need inspiration but don’t have time for a lengthy full-on course
Inspired by Kandinsky
“Artist inspired was a great delight! I enjoyed watching Tara work her magic using such wonderful artists as inspiration. I was fascinated to learn more about the history of the artists and the work they produced. I was delighted and surprised that I was then able to go off and play and have fun with these inspirations. The aptly named ‘Artist inspired’ is a great course to get to know different artists’ style, history and techniques and then play with those styles yourself.”
Jo C

What’s included?

Eight lessons, each including a video, prompts, ideas, and further resources to explore



A place to ask questions and get feedback alongside other members



A wealth of inspiration, covering styles, colours, tools, approaches, concepts, the works!

About Tara

I’m Tara – artist, teacher, and creative encourager. 🙂 I have been where you are, many times! I’ve lost touch with my connection to inspiration and I’ve found my way back, and continue to do so. I’ve also found myself tangled up in the fine line between inspiration and being heavily influenced by another artist, and not knowing quite what’s mine.

I deeply believe that we are all innately and infinitely creative no matter what we may believe about it – and it’s not as difficult to reawaken your creative self as you may think.

What’s more, we all have a unique energetic signature that will come through in our art and make it cohesive and recognisable. It can be very easy to lose track of that with all the inspiration around us, and our curious artist minds constantly at work! This course is about harnessing that inspiration, and expanding on it, so you can become ever more familiar with what’s truly yours about your art, and develop it into something distinctive and consistent.

 With Artist Inspired I’ve combined my love of art history with some simple ideas to jump start your art!


Course Schedule

1 :: Chagall’s Flowers Inspiration

2 :: Modigliani’s Nudes Inspiration

3 :: Kandinsky’s Music Paintings Inspiration

4 :: Miro’s Symbolism Inspiration

5 :: Klimt’s Decorative Paintings Inspiration

6 :: Monet’s Light Paintings Inspiration

7 :: Matisse’s Colour Inspiration

8 :: Twombly’s Mark Making Inspiration

Artist Inspired

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  • 8 rich multimedia lessons, each focused on a single artist
  • a multitude of ideas to expand on the lessons
  • resources for further exploration

What People Are Saying

“Tara knows how to make us feel comfortable, as she always encourages, never makes any judgement. Moreover, she’s keen on putting us in a creative mindset. I’ve noticed that as I do the exercises she’s suggesting, I always have ideas to create more and I do so! I love also the way each lesson is a little useful brick to build the wall. She gives us some clues and suggestions that support us in making the art by ourselves.

Artist Inspired was essential to me to understand more about the creative process, and how our creativity can also be nurtured by experiencing the work of the Masters. I feel uninhibited in my art now!”  

Sophie Kerdellant

“I love the videos where we get to see you working. It is so inspiring to see another artist work and to see the beginning steps of a drawing or painting and watch it develop from a rough idea into something beautiful and complete.”
Donna Druchunas

“This course was exactly what I needed to get off the starting block and get inspired. I loved the short, simple and easy to follow video clips. It was like being in a classroom, but in the comfort of your own home, and with a rewind/pause button directed at the teacher!

The private Facebook group is such a bonus…sharing your work for constructive critique. I have also felt totally comfortable in picking and choosing the artists that I felt I could emulate without giving myself a hard time and not liking the result. The course is very good value for money which also takes any pressure off. Thank you, Tara – for bringing your gifts to us aspirational amateurs!”

Jane Reiger

“I get your Artnotes and have done some of your courses and I really appreciate them. This one has helped me try and find my voice. Not altogether found yet, but I do know it’s not Klimt! I will return to the classes over and over as I explore. Your FB group page also provides a supportive space.”
Lesley Kahn

Examples of Student Work

Sophie, inspired by Monet
Jane, inspired by Klimt
Ginny, inspired by Matisse
Gina, inspired by everyone!

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

This course is one of many inside the Happy Artist Studio, which is available with monthly or annual membership. {The annual membership includes one month free.} Click here to find out more about the Studio – you can join for just £49 for a month and have access to 13+ courses and other art resources I’ve created over the years.

What will I need?
You can use whatever art supplies you already own. I do not provide a materials list for this course as every lesson is adaptable whatever your preferred drawing or painting medium. To give you an idea, in the videos I use acrylics, soft pastels, water soluble crayons and charcoal. You could do the entire course in one medium, it’s entirely up to you.
Do you provide feedback on my work?

There is space for questions and feedback inside the Happy Artist Studio for most courses, including this one.

How long will I need for each lesson?

All the videos are between 5 and 15 minutes long, and the accompanying text will take just a few minutes to read through; they are designed to be inspiration springboards, not lengthy in depth ‘how tos’, as it needn’t take much to spark new ideas. How long you spend exploring is up to you! And of course, you can return again and again to each one, as they contain plenty of ideas and different approaches to try.

I'm very much a beginner with art. Is this course right for me?

I understand that when you’re just starting out, or returning to your art after a very long time, it can feel daunting to just leap in. Most of us like to feel we have a handle on the basics so we at least sort of know what we’re doing! While the lessons are simple and easy to implement, Artist Inspired doesn’t teach the basics, so if you feel you need to build some confidence and understanding of the foundations of making art, Creative Spark might be a better bet for you. Or for a super gentle start, try The Artist’s Starter Kit. Both these courses are inside the Happy Artist Studio. However if you’re not too worried about all that and are happy to dive in and see what happens, you stand to gain a lot in terms of confidence and process understanding from this course.

Join the Happy Artist Studio and start the course today!

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