“We do not always create works of art, but rather, experiments.
It is not our intention to fill museums. We are gathering experience.”

Josef Albers

Ten women artists who inspire me daily on Instagram

This month, in honour of International Women's Day {March 8th}, and to celebrate the reopening of my course that focuses on women artists, Artist Inspired II: The Women, I'm taking time to acknowledge the women who have inspired, supported, or motivated me, and who...

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28 Painting Prompts and Actions: A free download

Recently I've had a few paintings lying around that just seem to defy completion. Having tried all my usual tactics, I decided to create a kind of 'art magic eight ball' {magic art ball?!} situation for myself, as a way of attempting to bypass the stuckness and get in...

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2018: A year in creative business

  **NB: This post is LONG! It's been a very full year. ;) If you're curious about the behind the scenes of this artist's life in 2018, I suggest settling in with a beverage of some sort.** I almost didn't write a review this year. I've been on sabbatical for the...

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artist + teacher + creative encourager

Welcome, artist friend!

I'm Tara, an artist, teacher, and creative encourager living in Cornwall in the UK. My work is about helping you find confidence and clarity in your process and expression as an artist.

I offer courses that focus on uncovering and developing what's unique about your artistic voice, loosening up for freedom of self expression, and a lighthearted but deeply meaningful approach to making art. I'm a big fan of action taking too, so you'll always find practical things to try here. Thank you for visiting!

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“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

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