Tara Leaver


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 in Cornwall, England; 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.

If you find Artnotes 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. :)

I have been reading your last two Artnotes, and they are SO thoughtful, intelligent, and beautifully written, you really ARE a fantastic art encourager! I would encourage anyone who doesn’t already get these to sign up for them, so helpful to read. I could go on and on…but I won’t! Just wanted to say thank you. :)”

Jo Payne


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.

“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

“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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